Bremen (state)

Bremen (German: [ˈbʁeːmən] (listen)), officially the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (German: Freie Hansestadt Bremen; Low German: Free Hansestadt Bremen), is the smallest and least populous of Germany's 16 states. It is informally called Land Bremen ("State of Bremen"), although the term is sometimes used in official contexts. The state consists of the city of Bremen and its seaport exclave, Bremerhaven, surrounded by the larger state of Lower Saxony in northern Germany.

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Freie Hansestadt Bremen (German)
Free Hansestadt Bremen (Low German)
Coordinates: 53°20′50″N 8°35′29″E
  BodyBürgerschaft of Bremen
  Senate President and MayorAndreas Bovenschulte (SPD)
  Governing partiesSPD / Alliance 90/The Greens / The Left
  Bundesrat votes3 (of 69)
  Bundestag seats5 (of 736)
  City419.38 km2 (161.92 sq mi)
  Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDE-HB
Vehicle registration
  • HB (1906–1947; again since 1956)
  • BM (1947)
  • AE (1947–1956)
GRP (nominal)€34 billion (2019)[2]
GRP per capita€49,000 (2019)
NUTS RegionDE5
HDI (2018)0.959[3]
very high · 4th of 16

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