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Bremen
Bremen toun haw, St. Peter's Cathedral an parliament

Coat of arms
Bremen is located in Germany
Bremen
Bremen
Coordinates: 53°4′33″N 8°48′27″E / 53.07583°N 8.80750°E / 53.07583; 8.80750Coordinates: 53°4′33″N 8°48′27″E / 53.07583°N 8.80750°E / 53.07583; 8.80750
Kintra Germany
State Bremen
Subdivisions 5 burghs, 18 destricts, 89 subdestricts
Government
 • First mayor Jens Böhrnsen (SPD)
 • Governing parties SPD / Greens
Area
 • City 326.73 km2 (126.15 sq mi)
 • Metro 11,627 km2 (4,489 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2006-11-01)
 • City 548,477
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,400,000
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 28001–28779
Diallin codes 0421
Vehicle registration HB (wi 1 tae 2 letters an 1 tae 3 digits)[1]
Website Bremen online

The Ceety Municipality o Bremen (German: Stadtgemeinde Bremen, pronounced [ˈbʁeːmən]) is a Hanseatic ceety in northwastren Germany. A commercial an industrial ceety wi a major port on the river Weser, Bremen is part o the Bremen-Oldenburg metropolitan aurie (2.4 million fowk). Bremen is the seicont maist populous ceety in North Germany an tent in Germany.

Bremen is some 60 km sooth frae the Weser mooth on the North Sea. Wi Bremerhaven richt on the mooth the twa comprise the state o Bremen (offeecial name: Freie Hansestadt Bremen1 - Free Hanseatic Ceety o Bremen).

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Bremen is twinned wi:

Ceety Syne Kintra
Gdańsk[2] 1976  Poland
Riga [3] 1985  Latvie
Dalian 1985  Cheenae
Rostock 1987  Germany1
Haifa 1988  Israel
Bratislava[4] 1989  Slovakie
Corinto 1989  Nicaragua
Lukavac 1994  Bosnie an Herzegovinae
İzmir 1995  Turkey
Durban[5]  Sooth Africae
Pune  Indie
Maracaibo  Venezuela
Dudley[6]  Unitit Kinrick

^1 Then the German Democratic Republic

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  1. The caursign HB wi 1 letter an 4 digits is reservit for vehicle registration in Bremerhaven.
  2. "Gdańsk Official Website: 'Miasta partnerskie'" (in Polish & English). Urząd Miejski w Gdańsku. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  3. "Twin cities of Riga". Riga City Council. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  4. "Bratislava City - Twin Towns". Bratislava-City.sk. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  5. "Sister Cities Home Page".  eThekwini Online: The Official Site of the City of Durban
  6. "House of Commons Hansard Debates for 2 Dec 1996". parliament.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2011.