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Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Coat of arms of Ludwigshafen am Rhein
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Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Urban district
City subdivisions 10 districts
Lord Mayor Eva Lohse (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 77.68 km2 (29.99 sq mi)
Elevation 96 m  (315 ft)
Population 163,560  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 2,106 /km2 (5,453 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate LU
Postal codes 67059 - 67071
Area codes 0621, 06237

Ludwigshafen am Rhein (literally: Ludwigshafen on the Rhine), commonly referred to as Ludwigshafen, is to Mannheim the second largest city of the Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar.

Ludwigshafen is independent of the local district government, but is administrative seat of the surrounding district.


Ludwigshafen lies on the westbank of the Rhine River.

As one of the five upper centers of the country Rhineland-Palatinate Ludwigshafen forms the core of the European Metropolregion Rhine Neckar triangle together with its neighbour city of Baden-Wuerttemberg Mannheim. Further nearer-lying large cities are Heidelberg (about 25 km southeast), Karlsruhe (about 50 km south) and Mainz (about 60 km north).


The number of people of the city of Ludwigshafen on the Rhine exceeded the 100,000 by the year 1925. Nowadays it has about 160,000 people, who lives mostly on the chemical industry.

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