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Aerial view o the ceety centre
Aerial view o the ceety centre
Coat of airms o Kiel
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Kiel is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°19′31″N 10°8′26″E / 54.32528°N 10.14056°E / 54.32528; 10.14056Coordinates: 54°19′31″N 10°8′26″E / 54.32528°N 10.14056°E / 54.32528; 10.14056
DestrictUrban destrict
Subdivisions18 destricts
 • Laird MayorUlf Kämpfer [1] (SPD)
 • Governing partiesSPD / Greens
 • Total118.6 km2 (45.8 sq mi)
5 m (16 ft)
 • Total246,243
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Diallin codes0431
Vehicle registrationKI

Kiel (German pronunciation: [ˈkiːl] ( listen)) is the caipital an maist populous ceety in the northren German state o Schleswig-Holstein, wi a population o ower 237,000 (2009).

Kiel is approximately 90 kilometre (56 mi) north o Hamburg. Due tae its geographic location in the north o Germany, the sootheast o the Jutland peninsula, an the soothwastren shore o the Baltic Sea, Kiel haes become ane o the major maritime centres o Germany. For instance, the ceety is kent for a variety o internaitional sailin events, includin the annual Kiel Week, which is the biggest sailin event in the warld. The Olympic sailin competitions o the 1936 an the 1972 Simmer Olympics wur held in Kiel.[3]

Kiel haes an aa been ane o the traditional hames o the German Navy's Baltic fleet, an continues tae be a major heich-tech shipbiggin centre. Kiel is an important sea transport hub, thanks tae its location at the Kiel Fjord (Kieler Förde) an the busiest artificial waterway in the warld, Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee-Kanal). A nummer o passenger ferries tae Swaden, Norrowey an ither kintras operate frae here. Moreower, the day Kiel harbour is an important port o caw for cruise ships tourin the Baltic Sea.

In 2005 Kiel's GDP per capita wis 35,618, well abuin Germany's naitional average, an 159% o the European Union's average.[4]

Athin Germany an pairts o Europe, the ceety is kent for its leadin handbaw team, THW Kiel. The ceety is hame tae the University o Kiel (established in 1665).

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Kiel is twinned wi:[5]

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  1. "Oberbürgermeister Dr. Ulf Kämpfer". Archived frae the original on 20 Februar 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2021" (XLS) (in German). Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein.
  3. "General Information". Kieler Woche. Archived frae the original on 30 December 2005. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2006.
  4. "GDP per person 2005 in Euro". Archived frae the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 1 Januar 2011.
  5. Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine Twin cities of Kiel (in German)