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Mainz Auld Toyn View frae the citadel (2003)
Mainz Auld Toyn View frae the citadel (2003)
Coat o airms o Mainz
Mainz is located in Germany
Coordinates 50°0′0″N 8°16′16″E / 50.00000°N 8.27111°E / 50.00000; 8.27111
Kintra Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
Destrict Urban destrict
Ceety subdivisions 15 burghs
Laird Mayor Michael Ebling (SPD)
Basic statistics
Aurie 97.75 km2 (37.74 sq mi)
Elevation 85–285 m  (279–935 ft)
Population 200,957 (31 Dizember 2011)[1]
 - Density 2,056 /km2 (5,325 /sq mi)
Foondit 13 BC
Ither information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate MZ
Postal codes 55001–55131
Aurie codes 06131, 06136

Mainz (play /ˈmnts/; is a ceety in Germany an the caipital o the German federal state o Rhineland-Palatinate. It wis a poleetically important seat o the Prince-elector o Mainz (see: Airchbishopric o Mainz) unner the Holy Roman Empire, an previously wis a Roman fort ceety which commandit the wast bank o the Rhine an formit pairt o the northmaist frontier of the Roman Empire. Mainz is locatit on the river Rhine athort frae Wiesbaden, in the wastren pairt o the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region; in the modren age, Frankfurt shares hintle o its regional importance.

Mainz wis foondit as a militar post bi the Romans in the late 1st century BC. The first European beuks printit uisin movable type wur manufactured in Mainz bi Gutenberg in the early 1450s. Up till the twintiet century, Mainz wis uisually referred tae in Inglis as Mayence.

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