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 Hesse  Rhineland-Palatinate  Bavaria

Largest Cities Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main Darmstadt Mainz Offenbach Wiesbaden

Government[1]

 • 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
Frankfurt
Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region, often simply referred to as Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Rhine-Main, Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Rhine-Main area or Rhine-Main area (German: Frankfurt/Rhein-Main, abbreviated FRM) is the third largest metropolitan region in Germany
Germany
(after Ruhr
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
Rhineland-Palatinate
and Bavaria, as well as the cities of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main, Wiesbaden, Offenbach, Mainz, Darmstadt
Darmstadt
and Aschaffenburg. The polycentric region is named after its core city Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main and the two rivers Rhine
Rhine
and Main. The Frankfurt
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[edit] Rhine-Main is a polycentric metropolitan region, but the economic size and political weight of the city of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
sets it into a very monocentric relation with her commuter belt. Since the early 1970s the Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
metropolitan area (German: Ballungsraum Frankfurt/Rhein-Main) is defined as an area encompassing the cities of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
and Offenbach and their directly neighboring districts. The Regierungsbezirk Darmstadt
Darmstadt
of the state of Hesse
Hesse
could be seen as the next administrative division, as it lies entirely within the metropolitan region and further includes the cities of Darmstadt
Darmstadt
and Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden
and a number of larger districts. Only on a level further, the metropolitan region also includes the cities and districts of Mainz
Mainz
and Aschaffenburg
Aschaffenburg
in the two adjoining federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate
and Bavaria. Metropolitan region and larger urban zones[edit] Eurostat's Urban Audit splits the Frankfurt
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
Frankfurt
am Main 248 km² 670,095 —

Offenbach am Main 45 km² 118,245 —

Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
urban area

4,305 km² 2,517,561 [2]

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
Frankfurt
Rhine-Main metropolitan region

14,800 km² 5,821,523 —

Larger Urban Zone Major cities Area Population Refs

Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main

4,305 km² 2,517,561 [3]

Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main 248 km² 670,095 [4]

Offenbach am Main 45 km² 118,245 [5]

Wiesbaden

1,015 km² 459,633 [6]

Wiesbaden 204 km² 275,489 [7]

Darmstadt

781 km² 430,993 [8]

Darmstadt 122 km² 142,191 [9]

Mainz

704 km² 386,173 [10]

Mainz 98 km² 196,784 [11]

Cities and districts[edit]

Picture City or district Area Population

Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main 248 km² 670,095

Offenbach am Main 45 km² 118,245

Landkreis Offenbach 356 km² 337,986

Main-Kinzig-Kreis 1,397 km² 411,956

Wetteraukreis 122 km² 142,191

Hochtaunuskreis 482 km² 233,427

— 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

— Landkreis Alzey-Worms 588 km² 124,758

Subtotal Rhineland-Palatinate 1405 km² 604,777

Aschaffenburg 63 km² 68,646

— Landkreis Aschaffenburg 699 km² 173,946

Landkreis Miltenberg 716 km² 130,009

Subtotal Bavaria 1,478 km² 372,601

Total Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Rhine-Main metropolitan region 14,800 km² 5,800,000

Traffic[edit] The growth of the area is chiefly to be traced to the favorable communications, that promoted an early industrialization. Today however, the importance of industrial concerns has to a great extent been replaced by banking, trade and logistics. Frankfurt
Frankfurt
lies within the populous Blue Banana
Blue Banana
region of Europe, which here runs along the Rhine
Rhine
valley, and the city is also a stepping stone from and to various parts of Switzerland and Southern Germany. The Rhine- Ruhr
Ruhr
is accessible via a one-hour trip on the Cologne– Frankfurt
Frankfurt
high-speed rail line, and the air route Frankfurt- Berlin
Berlin
is the busiest in German domestic air travel. Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport
is the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany
Germany
and one of the three busiest airports in Europe. Thereby, along with a strong railway connection, the area also serves as a major transportation hub. Education[edit] The Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan region is home to five universities and over 20 partly postgraduate colleges, with a total of over 200,000 students. The largest university is the Goethe University Frankfurt
Frankfurt
and the oldest is the University of Mainz
Mainz
(Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), founded in 1477 AD. Other universities include:

Darmstadt
Darmstadt
University of Technology EBS University of Business and Law Frankfurt
Frankfurt
School of Finance & Management

Notable colleges and universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) include:

Darmstadt
Darmstadt
University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt
Frankfurt
University of Applied Sciences RheinMain University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt
Frankfurt
University of Music and Performing Arts Städelschule University of Applied Sciences, Mainz Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Mainz

See also[edit]

Global city

Gallery[edit]

Frankfurt
Frankfurt
is the most important city of the Rhein-Main area

Rheingau

Old town of Mainz

Castle of Johannisburg in Aschaffenburg

German House of Goldsmiths in Hanau

Rhenish Hesse

Darmstadt
Darmstadt
Artists' Colony

Town Hall of Michelstadt

References[edit]

^ Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain. "Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain /". planungsverband.de.  ^ Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain. "Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain /". planungsverband.de.  ^ "City Profiles".  ^ " Frankfurt
Frankfurt
a.M. - Städtestatistik im Internet". staedtestatistik.de.  ^ "Umlichen_Ebenen_des_UrbanAudit" (PDF).  ^ "City Profiles".  ^ "Wiesbaden, LH - Städtestatistik im Internet". staedtestatistik.de.  ^ "Country Code". Archived from the original on 2012-03-20.  ^ " Darmstadt
Darmstadt
- Städtestatistik im Internet". staedtestatistik.de.  ^ "Country Code".  ^ "Mainz, LH - Städtestatistik im Internet". staedtestatistik.de. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rhein-Main.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Rhine-Main.

Planungsverband Ballungsraum Frankfurt/Rhein-Main Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Conurbation Planning Association Region Frankfurt
Frankfurt
RheinMain online - Gateway to Europe Frankfurt
Frankfurt
International Airport Rhein-Main Metropolitan Transit Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Economic Support Frankfurt/Rhein-Main 2020 – the European metropolitan region One region - Boundless possibilities

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Metropolitan regions in Germany

Berlin/Brandenburg Bremen/Oldenburg Hamburg Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Wolfsburg Munich Nuremberg Rhine-Main Rhine-Neckar Rhine-Ruhr Central German Stuttgart

states urban districts cities and towns (by population) municipalities

v t e

Cities in Germany
Germany
by population

1,000,000+

Berlin Cologne Hamburg Munich

500,000+

Bremen Dortmund Dresden Düsseldorf Essen Frankfurt Hanover Leipzig Nuremberg Stuttgart

200,000+

Aachen Augsburg Bielefeld Bochum Bonn Braunschweig Chemnitz Duisburg Erfurt Freiburg im Breisgau Gelsenkirchen Halle (Saale) Karlsruhe Kiel Krefeld Lübeck Magdeburg Mainz Mannheim Münster Mönchengladbach Oberhausen Rostock Wiesbaden Wuppertal

100,000+

Bergisch Gladbach Bottrop Bremerhaven Cottbus Darmstadt Erlangen Fürth Göttingen Hagen Hamm Heidelberg Heilbronn Herne Hildesheim Ingolstadt Jena Kassel Koblenz Leverkusen Ludwigshafen Moers Mülheim
Mülheim
an der Ruhr Neuss Offenbach am Main Oldenburg Osnabrück Paderborn Pforzheim Potsdam Recklinghausen Regensburg Remscheid Reutlingen Saarbrücken Salzgitter Siegen Solingen Trier Ulm Wolfsburg Würzburg

complete list municipalities metropolitan regions cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants

Coordinates: 50°06′N 8°42′E / 50.1°N 8.7°E / 50.1; 8.7

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 240330

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