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 o airms o Bremen
Coat o 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
11,627 km2 (4,489 sq mi)
12 m (39 ft)
 • Ceety569,352
 • 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]
WabsteidBremen 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). July 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 2009-07-11.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  4. "Twin cities of Riga". Riga City Council. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
  5. "Bratislava City - Twin Towns". Retrieved 2008-10-26.
  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.