Hesse

  • state of hesse

    land hessen
    state
    flag of state of hesse
    flag
    coat of arms of state of hesse
    coat of arms
    coordinates: 50°39′58″n 8°35′28″e / 50°39′58″n 8°35′28″e / 50.66611; 8.59111
    countrygermany
    capitalwiesbaden
    government
     • bodylandtag of hesse
     • minister-presidentvolker bouffier (cdu)
     • governing partiescdu / greens
     • bundesrat votes5 (of 69)
    area
     • total21,100 km2 (8,100 sq mi)
    population
     (2017-12-31)[1]
     • total6,243,262
     • density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
    time zoneutc+1 (cet)
     • summer (dst)utc+2 (cest)
    iso 3166 codede-he
    gdp (nominal)€292/ $327 billion (2018)[2]
    gdp per capita€46,719/ $52,258 (2018)
    nuts regionde7
    hdi (2017)0.947[3]
    very high · www.hessen.de

    hesse (s/,[4] also us: i/,[5] hessian dialect[ˈhɛzə]) or hessia (uk: ə/, us: ə/; german: hessen [ˈhɛsn̩] (about this soundlisten)), officially the state of hesse (german: land hessen), is a parliamentary republic[6][7] in western europe and, with just over six million inhabitants, a member state of the federal republic of germany as of 1949. its capital city is wiesbaden, the largest metropolitan area is frankfurt am main.

    as a cultural region, hesse also includes the area known as rhenish hesse (rheinhessen) in the neighbouring state of rhineland-palatinate.[8]

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State of Hesse

Land Hessen
Coordinates: 50°39′58″N 8°35′28″E / 50°39′58″N 8°35′28″E / 50.66611; 8.59111
CountryGermany
CapitalWiesbaden
Government
 • BodyLandtag of Hesse
 • Minister-PresidentVolker Bouffier (CDU)
 • Governing partiesCDU / Greens
 • Bundesrat votes5 (of 69)
Area
 • Total21,100 km2 (8,100 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,243,262
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDE-HE
GDP (nominal)€292/ $327 billion (2018)[2]
GDP per capita€46,719/ $52,258 (2018)
NUTS RegionDE7
HDI (2017)0.947[3]
very high · www.hessen.de

Hesse (s/,[4] also US: i/,[5] Hessian dialect[ˈhɛzə]) or Hessia (UK: ə/, US: ə/; German: Hessen [ˈhɛsn̩] (About this soundlisten)), officially the State of Hesse (German: Land Hessen), is a parliamentary republic[6][7] in western Europe and, with just over six million inhabitants, a member state of the Federal Republic of Germany as of 1949. Its capital city is Wiesbaden, the largest metropolitan area is Frankfurt am Main.

As a cultural region, Hesse also includes the area known as Rhenish Hesse (Rheinhessen) in the neighbouring state of Rhineland-Palatinate.[8]