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Goldsmiths' House (Hanau old town hall)
Goldsmiths' House (Hanau old town hall)
Coat of arms of Hanau
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Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Kinzig-Kreis
Lord Mayor Claus Kaminsky (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 76.49 km2 (29.53 sq mi)
Elevation 104 m  (341 ft)
Population 88,251  (30 April 2007)
 - Density 1,154 /km2 (2,988 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HU
Postal codes 63450, 63452, 63454 63456, 63457
Area code 06181
Location of the town of Hanau within Main-Kinzig-Kreis district

Hanau is a town in Hesse, Germany. It is 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main, where the little river Kinzig joins the river Main. About 100,000 people live in Hanau.


Hanau was first mentioned in 1143 and became a city in 1303.

During World War II, Hanau was almost completely destroyed by British airstrikes in March 1945.

Nine people were killed in two shootings in Hanau on 19 February 2020.

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