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Bremen town hall, St. Peter's Cathedral and parliament
Bremen town hall, St. Peter's Cathedral and parliament
Coat of arms of Bremen
Bremen is located in Germany
Coordinates 53°4′33″N 8°48′27″E / 53.07583°N 8.8075°E / 53.07583; 8.8075
Country Germany
State Bremen
City subdivisions 5 boroughs with 23 districts
First mayor Jens Böhrnsen (SPD)
Governing parties SPDGreens
Basic statistics
Area 326.73 km2 (126.15 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m  (39 ft)
Population 548,477  (1 November 2006)
 - Density 1,679 /km2 (4,348 /sq mi)
 - Metro 1,511,198 
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HB
Postal codes 28001 – 28779
Area code 0421

Bremen is a city in the north of Germany. It is the capital of the state of Bremen. It has about 545,000 inhabitants.

The city' official name today includes the name Hansestadt (hanseatic city) in memory of its history, where it has been important part in the hanseatic league. The architecture of the city and the region as well is influenced by this historic period.

Other hanseatic cities today are: Hamburg, Rostock, Wismar, Stralsund, Lübeck, Greifswald and Demmin.