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Hesse
Hessen
State of Germany
Flag of Hesse
Flag
Coat of arms of Hesse
Coat of arms
Hesse in Germany
Hesse in Germany
Country Germany
Area
 • Total 21,100 km2 (8,100 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 6,077,000
 • Density 288.0/km2 (745.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website hessen.de

Hesse (German: Hessen) is a state of Germany. It was formed in 1945 as Greater Hesse, and became Hesse in 1946

The capital is Wiesbaden. The main rivers in the northern part of Hesse are Werra, Fulda and Lahn. It is a hilly countryside, the main mountainchains being the Rhön, the Westerwald, the Odenwald, the Taunus and the Spessart. Most inhabitants live in the southernmost part of Hesse between the rivers Main and Rhine.

Hesse is divided into 21 districts. There are also five cities, which belong to no district.

Municipalities

Independent cities

Cities

Districts

The cities and counties of Hesse are grouped into three Regierungsbezirk. Car registration is handled by the districts. The two or three letters of the car registration plate are in italics

Map of Hesse with districts (with numbers)

Darmstadt


Gießen


Kassel

  • Bergstraße (HP)
  • Darmstadt-Dieburg (DA)
  • Groß-Gerau (GG)
  • Hochtaunuskreis (HG)
  • Main-Kinzig-Kreis (MKK) was (HU)
  • Main-Taunus-Kreis (MTK)
  • Odenwaldkreis (ERB)
  • Offenbach (OF)
  • Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis (RÜD)
  • Wetteraukreis (FB)

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