Freiburg im Breisgau facts for kids
|City subdivisions||41 districts|
|Lord Mayor||Dieter Salomon (Greens)|
|Area||153.07 km2 (59.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||278 m (912 ft)|
|Population||218,043 (31 December 2012)|
|- Density||1,424 /km2 (3,689 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||79098 - 79117|
|Area codes||0761, 07664, 07665|
Freiburg has many twin cities throughout the world:
- France, Besançon,since 1959
- Austria, Innsbruck, since 1963
- Italy, Padua, since 1967
- United Kingdom, Guildford, since 1979
- United States, Madison, Wisconsin, since 1987
- Japan, Matsuyama, since 1988
- Ukraine, Lviv, since 1989
- Spain, Granada, since 1991
- Iran, Isfahan, since 2000
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial comments, which included questioning the size of the Holocaust, have sparked questions about Freiburg's partnership with Isfahan. After the comments Freiburg's mayor postponed a trip to Isfahan, but most people involved, especially those in the Alliance '90/The Greens party, were opposed to cancelling the partnership.
- Friedrich von Hayek, economist
- Hans F. K. Günther, Nazi eugenicist
- Dany Heatley, player for the Ottawa Senators NHL team
- Martin Heidegger, philosopher (originally not from Freiburg, taught in Freiburg)
- Edmund Husserl, philosopher
- Boris Kodjoe, model and actor
- Benjamin Lebert, author and newspaper columnist
- Joachim Löw, coach of the German national football team.
- Karl Rahner, Catholic theologian
- Wolfgang Schäuble, Minister of the Interior, 1989 - 1991, in Helmut Kohl and, 2005 - current, Angela Merkel governments.
- Jürgen Schrempp, former head of DaimlerChrysler
- Berthold Schwarz, fabled alchemist who supposedly introduced gunpowder to Germany
- Til Schweiger, actor and director
- Hermann Staudinger, Nobel Prize in chemistry "for his discoveries in the field of macromolecular chemistry"
- Edith Stein, Saint of the Roman Catholic Church, martyred by the Nazis, member of the Freiburg faculty; her residence is marked by a plaque.
- Martin Waldseemüller, the inventor of the name America
- August Weismann, biologist
- Bernhard Witkop, organic chemist
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The Martinstor, one of the original city gates in Freiburg
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