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Hesse Rhineland-Palatinate Bavaria -------------------------

LARGEST CITIES Frankfurt am Main Darmstadt Mainz Offenbach Wiesbaden

GOVERNMENT

• TYPE Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Conurbation Planning Association

• VERBANDSDIREKTOR Heiko Kasseckert (CDU )

AREA

• METRO 14,800 km2 (5,700 sq mi)

POPULATION

• METRO 5,821,523

• METRO DENSITY 391.89/km2 (1,015.0/sq mi)

TIME ZONE CET ( UTC+1 )

GRP 2012

NOMINAL €172/ $222 billion (6th in EU )

WEBSITE Planungsverband.de

The FRANKFURT RHINE-MAIN METROPOLITAN REGION, often simply referred to as FRANKFURT RHINE-MAIN, FRANKFURT RHINE-MAIN AREA or RHINE-MAIN AREA (German: Frankfurt/Rhein-Main. abbreviated FRM) is the third largest metropolitan region in Germany (after Ruhr and Berlin ), with a total population exceeding 5.8 million. The metropolitan region is located in the central western part of Germany, and stretches over parts of three federal states: Hesse , Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria , as well as the cities of Frankfurt am Main , Wiesbaden , Offenbach , Mainz , Darmstadt and Aschaffenburg .

The polycentric region is named after its core city Frankfurt am Main and the two rivers Rhine and Main . The Frankfurt Rhine-Main area is officially designated as a European Metropolitan region by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs and covers an area of roughly 13,000 square kilometers (5,000 sq mi).

CONTENTS

* 1 Subdivisions

* 1.1 Metropolitan region and larger urban zones

* 2 Cities and districts * 3 Traffic * 4 Education * 5 See also * 6 Gallery * 7 References * 8 External links

SUBDIVISIONS

Rhine-Main is a polycentric metropolitan region, but the economic size and political weight of the city of Frankfurt sets it into a very monocentric relation with her commuter belt. Since the early 1970s the Frankfurt am Main metropolitan area (German: Ballungsraum Frankfurt/Rhein-Main) is defined as an area encompassing the cities of Frankfurt and Offenbach and their directly neighboring districts.

The Regierungsbezirk Darmstadt of the state of Hesse could be seen as the next administrative division, as it lies entirely within the metropolitan region and further includes the cities of Darmstadt and Wiesbaden and a number of larger districts. Only on a level further, the metropolitan region also includes the cities and districts of Mainz and Aschaffenburg in the two adjoining federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria .

METROPOLITAN REGION AND LARGER URBAN ZONES

Eurostat's Urban Audit splits the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region into four Larger Urban Zones (LUZ). These zones do exclude a number of districts in the metropolitan area.

HIERARCHY OF PLANNING BODIES MAJOR CITIES AREA POPULATION REFS

Frankfurt am Main 248 km² 670,095 —

Offenbach am Main 45 km² 118,245 —

* Frankfurt am Main urban area

4,305 km² 2,517,561

Wiesbaden 204 km² 275,489 —

Darmstadt 122 km² 142,191 —

* Regierungsbezirk Darmstadt

7,445 km² 3,778,689 —

Mainz 98 km² 196,784 —

Aschaffenburg 63 km² 68,646' —

* Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region

14,800 km² 5,821,523 —

LARGER URBAN ZONE MAJOR CITIES AREA POPULATION REFS

* Frankfurt am Main

4,305 km² 2,517,561

Frankfurt am Main 248 km² 670,095

Offenbach am Main 45 km² 118,245

* Wiesbaden

1,015 km² 459,633

Wiesbaden 204 km² 275,489

* Darmstadt

781 km² 430,993

Darmstadt 122 km² 142,191

* Mainz

704 km² 386,173

Mainz 98 km² 196,784

CITIES AND DISTRICTS

PICTURE CITY OR DISTRICT AREA POPULATION

Frankfurt am Main 248 km² 670,095

Offenbach am Main 45 km² 118,245

Landkreis Offenbach 356 km² 337,986

Main-Kinzig-Kreis — —

Wetteraukreis 122 km² 142,191

Hochtaunuskreis — —

Main-Taunus-Kreis 122 km² 142,191

Darmstadt 122 km² 142,191

Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg 659 km² 289,102

Landkreis Groß-Gerau 453 km² 253,502

Wiesbaden 204 km² 275,489

Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis 98 km² 196,784

SUBTOTAL HESSE 7,445 KM² 3,778,689

Mainz 98 km² 196,784

Mainz-Bingen 606 km² 201,451

— Worms 109 km² 81,784