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Coat of arms of Hanau
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Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Kinzig-Kreis
104 m (341 ft)
 • Total 101,364
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
63450, 63452, 63454 63456, 63457
Dialling codes 06181
Vehicle registration HU

Hanau is a town in Hesse, Germany. It is 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main, where the little river Kinzig joins the river Main. Hanau has about 89,000 inhabitants, and is the sixth-largest city in Hesse.


Hanau was first mentioned in 1143 and became a city in 1303.

During World War II Hanau was almost completely destroyed by British airstrikes in March 1945.

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