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Heidelberg, wi Heidelberg Castle
on the hill an the Auld Bridge ower river Neckar

Coat of arms
Heidelberg   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°24′44″N 08°42′36″E / 49.41222°N 8.71000°E / 49.41222; 8.71000Coordinates: 49°24′44″N 08°42′36″E / 49.41222°N 8.71000°E / 49.41222; 8.71000
Kintra Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
Destrict Stadtkreis
 • Laird Mayor Dr. Eckart Würzner (Ind.)
 • Tot 108.83 km2 (42.02 sq mi)
Elevation 114 m (374 ft)
Population (2011-12-31)[1]
 • Tot 149,633
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 69115–69126
Diallin codes 06221
Vehicle registration HD
Website heidelberg.de

Heidelberg German pronunciation: [ˈhaɪdəlbɛʁk] ( listen) is a ceety in sooth-wast Germany. The fifth-lairgest ceety in the State o Baden-Württemberg efter Stuttgart, Mannheim, Karlsruhe an Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg is pairt o the densely populatit Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. In 2011, ower 149,000 fowk lived in the ceety. Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald.

A umwhile residence o the Electorate o the Palatinate, Heidelberg is the location o Heidelberg Varsity, well kent far beyond Germany's borders. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due tae its romantic an picturesque ceetyscape, includin Heidelberg Castle an the baroque style Auld Toun.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Heidelberg wi suburbs

Heidelberg is in the Rhine Rift Valley, on the left bank o the lawer pairt o the River Neckar, bordered bi the Königsstuhl (568 m) an the Gaisberg (375 m) muntains. The River Neckar here flaws in an east-wast direction. On the richt bank o the river, the Heiligenberg muntain (445 m) rises. The River Neckar leads tae the River Rhine approximately 22 kilometres north-wast in Mannheim. Veelages incorporatit durin the 20t century reach frae the Neckar Valley alang the Bergstraße, a road situatit alang the Odenwald hills.

Heidelberg is on European walkin route E1 (Sweden-Umbria).

The destricts o Heidelberg
The Altstadt frae the Castle
The River Neckar at nicht

Flora an fauna[eedit | eedit soorce]

Syne Heidelberg is amang the wairmest regions o Germany, plants atypical o the central-European climate flouris thare, includin awmond an fig trees; thare is an aa an olive tree in Gaisbergstraße. Alangside the Philosophenweg (Philosophers' Walk) on the opposite side o the Auld Toun, winegrowin wis restairtit in 2000.[2]

Thare is a wild population o African rose-ringed parakeets,[3] an a wild population o Siberie swan geese, which can be mainly seen on the islands in the River Neckar near Bergheim, a destrict o Heidelberg.

International relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Heidelberg maintains sister ceety relationships (Städtepartnerschaft) wi the followin ceeties:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Bevölkerung und Erwerbstätigkeit". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 9 October 2012. 
  2. "Heidelberg-Rohrbach: Wein, Reben und Winzer". Hilfe-hd.de. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  3. Stefanie Wegener: Verbreitung und Arealnutzung der Halsbandsittiche (Psittacula krameri) in Heidelberg, published by: Ornithologische Gesellschaft Baden-Württemberg e. V., Ornithol. Jh. Bad.-Württ. 23: 39–55 (2007)

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