The Ceety Municipality o Bremen (German: Stadtgemeinde Bremen, pronounced [ˈbʁeːmən]) is a Hanseatic ceety in northwastren Germany. A commercial an industrial ceety wi a major port on the river Weser, Bremen is pairt o the Bremen-Oldenburg metropolitan aurie (2.4 million fowk). Bremen is the seicont maist populous ceety in North Germany an tent in Germany.

Bremen toun haw, St. Peter's Cathedral an parliament
Coat of airms o Bremen
Coat airms
Bremen is locatit in Germany
Coordinates: 53°4′33″N 8°48′27″E / 53.07583°N 8.80750°E / 53.07583; 8.80750Coordinates: 53°4′33″N 8°48′27″E / 53.07583°N 8.80750°E / 53.07583; 8.80750
Subdivisions5 burghs, 18 destricts, 89 subdestricts
 • First mayorJens Böhrnsen (SPD)
 • Governing partiesSPD / Greens
 • City326.73 km2 (126.15 sq mi)
 • Metro
11627 km2 (4,489 sq mi)
12 m (39 ft)
 • City569,352
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Diallin codes0421
Vehicle registrationHB (wi 1 tae 2 letters an 1 tae 3 digits)[2]
WebsiteBremen online

Bremen is some 60 km sooth frae the Weser mooth on the North Sea. Wi Bremerhaven richt on the mooth the twa comprise the state o Bremen (offeecial name: Freie Hansestadt Bremen1 - Free Hanseatic Ceety o Bremen).

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns / Sister ceetiesEedit

Bremen is twinned wi:

Ceety Syne Kintra
Gdańsk[3] 1976   Poland
Riga [4] 1985   Latvie
Dalian 1985   Cheenae
Rostock 1987   Germany1
Haifa 1988   Israel
Bratislava[5] 1989   Slovakie
Corinto 1989   Nicaragua
Lukavac 1994   Bosnie an Herzegovinae
İzmir 1995   Turkey
Durban[6]   Sooth Africae
Pune   Indie
Maracaibo   Venezuela
Dudley[7]   Unitit Kinrick

^1 Then the German Democratic Republic



  1. "Bevölkerungsentwicklung im Land Bremen" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Bremen (in German). Julie 2019.
  2. The caursign HB wi 1 letter an 4 digits is reservit for vehicle registration in Bremerhaven.
  3. "Gdańsk Official Website: 'Miasta partnerskie'" (in Polish & English). Urząd Miejski w Gdańsku. 2009. Retrieved 11 Julie 2009.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  4. "Twin cities of Riga". Riga City Council. Retrieved 27 Julie 2009.
  5. "Bratislava City - Twin Towns". Retrieved 26 October 2008.
  6. "Sister Cities Home Page". eThekwini Online: The Official Site of the City of Durban
  7. "House of Commons Hansard Debates for 2 Dec 1996". Retrieved 12 October 2011.