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State of Hesse, Germany

Location of state of Hesse on a map

Hesse is a state found in the nation of Germany. Home to 5,971,816 people, it is the 5th largest division in Germany in terms of population.

Hesse gained its current status as a state in the year 1949. The government of Hesse is lead by Volker Bouffier and is based in the state capital of Wiesbaden (Population: 272,432).

The most populous cities in Hesse are: Frankfurt am Main (Population: 650,000), Wiesbaden (Population: 272,432), Kassel (Population: 194,501), Darmstadt (Population: 140,385), Offenbach (Population: 119,192).

Hesse State - Quick Facts

Country Germany
Region Type State
Time Zone CEST
Year of Establishment 1949
Capital Wiesbaden (Population: 272,432)
Head of Government Volker Bouffier
Total Population 5,971,816
Total Area 21,115 sq km (8,153 sq miles)
Population Density 282.8 sq km (732.5 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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