|State of Germany|
Hesse in Germany
|• Total||21,100 km2 (8,100 sq mi)|
|• Density||288.0/km2 (745.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
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
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