The Free Hanseatic Ceety o Bremen (German: Freie Hansestadt Bremen, pronounced [ˈbʁeːmən]) is the smawest o Germany's 16 states. A mair informal name, but uised in some offeecial contexts, is Land Bremen ('State o Bremen').

Free Hanseatic Ceety o Bremen

Freie Hansestadt Bremen
Banner o Free Hanseatic Ceety o Bremen
Coat o airms o Free Hanseatic Ceety o Bremen
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Deutschland Lage von Bremen.svg
Coordinates: 53°4′33″N 8°48′27″E / 53.07583°N 8.80750°E / 53.07583; 8.80750
 • Senate Preses(SPD)
 • Govrening pairtiesSPD / Alliance '90/The Greens
 • Bundesrat votes3 (o 69)
 • Ceety408 km2 (158 sq mi)
 • Ceety671,489
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDE-HB
Vehicle registrationHB (1906–1947; again since 1956)
BM (1947), AE (1947–1956)
GDP/ Nominal€27.73 billion (2010)[citation needit]
NUTS RegionDE5


The state o Bremen consists o twa separatit enclaves: Bremen, offeecially the 'Ceety' (Stadtgemeinde Bremen) which is the state caipital, an the ceety o Bremerhaven (Stadt Bremerhaven). Baith are locatit on the River Weser; Bremerhaven is further downstream an serves as a North Sea harbour (the name means "Bremen's harbour"). Baith ceeties are completely surroondit bi the neighbourin State o Lawer Saxony (Niedersachsen). The twa ceeties are the anerlie admeenistrative subdiveesions the state haes.


  1. "Bevölkerungsstand und Bevölkerungsbewegung am 31.12.2015" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Bremen (in German). July 2016.
  2. "State population". Portal of the Federal Statistics Office Germany. Retrieved 2007-04-25.