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Stuttgart Schlossplatz (Castle square)
Stuttgart Schlossplatz (Castle square)
Coat of arms of Stuttgart
Stuttgart is located in Germany
Coordinates 48°46′43″N 09°10′46″E / 48.77861°N 9.17944°E / 48.77861; 9.17944
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Urban district
City subdivisions 23 districts
Lord Mayor Fritz Kuhn (Greens)
Basic statistics
Area 207.36 km2 (80.06 sq mi)
Elevation 245 m  (804 ft)
Population  597,939  (31 December 2012)[1]
 - Density 2,884 /km2 (7,468 /sq mi)
Founded 10th century
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate S
Postal codes 70173–70619
Area code 0711

Stuttgart is a city in Germany. It is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg and of the Administrative District of Stuttgart (Regierungsbezirk). Stuttgart is on the river Neckar. In December 2011, 613,392 people live there.[2]

Stuttgart is currently the sixth largest German city and Stuttgart Region is the nation's third largest region. The city is divided into 23 city districts.

Stuttgart is also the home of two car manufacturers: Mercedes Benz and Porsche. Porsche is in Zuffenhausen (North) and Mercedes in Untertürkheim (Southeast).


Stuttgart has 613,392 people within city limits. It is the 6th largest city in Germany after Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt am Main. According to 2005 estimate, the Stuttgart urban area had between 1,238,000 and 1,250,000 people. It's metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million (2008).[3]


The University of Stuttgart is one of the cities higher education institutions.


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