Frankfurt am Main
Population: 763 380
Römerberg 23 |
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
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|Mayor:||Peter Feldmann (Oberbürgermeister)|
|Agreements of Cooperation:||Partner agreement of 6 December 1991. Cooperation protocol for the years 1997 – 2001 of 9 July 1997. Cooperation agreement on social affairs and social welfare of 19 April 2001. Agreement for cooperation in the domain of sport between the City of Frankfurt am Main and the City of Krakow dated 31 October 2004.|
Frankfurt, the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifthlargest city in Germany, is the centre of the Frankfurt Rhine Main metropolitan region with a population of several million. Frankfurt may be proud of its centuries-old scientific and cultural tradition and equally interesting history. It was the place of the election and coronation of German kings and emperors. It was in Frankfurt that in 1848 the first democratically elected parliament worked on the unification of Germany creating foundations for the Constitution of the Weimar Republic of 1919. Today's Frankfurt is an important educational centre (with, among others, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, the first German university established in 1914 not by the state but by citizens themselves; it is also the seat of the German National Library) and a strategic hub on the European and world scale (massive international airport), important centre of international fairs and one of the most important world financial centres. The city is the seat of over 200 banks, including the most important German and world banks (e.g. the European Central Bank) as well as the seat of various financial institutions and a famous stock exchange.