Frankfurt – the world’s smallest metropolis

roemer_250.jpgAll roads lead to Frankfurt.
Anyone who travels a lot has probably already been through the city, or at least to the airport, main train station or through the autobahn intersection, since Frankfurt’s central location makes it one of Europe's most important hubs.
On a regional level, Frankfurt is also well located in the geographical center of the Rhine-Main region, which has five million residents, over 300 000 of whom commute into the city from outside every day.

Frankfurt’s favorite tipple – cider

Just as beer is the traditional drink in Bavaria, cider is favored by Hessian citizens.
Locally produced cider has an alcholic content of about 5.5%.
It’s served from a “Bembel” jug into a “Gerippte,” the classic ribbed cider glass, and is drunk at a cool 10-12° C.
About 40 million liters of cider are produced every year in the state of Hesse.

Facts & figures about Frankfurt

Geography

Geography
Latitude: 50°06’, Longtitude: 08°41
Highest point:
Berger Rücken in Seckbach: 212 m
Lowest point:
Mainufer in Sindlingen: 88 m
Total area:
248,3 km2
Buildings:
31,9%
Roads:
17,7%
Agricultural area:
25,3%
Green spaces:
15,4%

Politics

Chief mayor:
Peter Feldmann, SPD
City council:
2011 to 2016
CDU:
28 seats
Grüne:
24 seats
SPD:
20 seats
Linke:
5 seats
FDP:
4 seats
FW:
4 seats
Piraten:
2 seats
FAG
1 seat
ÖkoLinX-ARL:
1 seat
NPD:
1 seat
Europaliste für Frankfurt (ELF)
1 seat
REP
1 seat
AGP
1 seat

Population

Total:
698.333
Women:
354.596
Men:
343.737
Foreign citizens:
171.151
Newcomers per year:
58.466
People leaving per year:
50.109

Age distribution

Under 18:
105.886
18 to 24:
51.127
25 to 34:
117.533
35 to 44:
110.060
45 to 54:
99.142
55 to 59:
38.428
60 to 64:
35.371
Over 64:
109.528

Culture & sport

Theater & stage:
30
Cinemas:
52
Museums:
36
Sports clubs:
424
Swimming pools:
14

Climate

Average temperature:
11,4 °C
Precipitation:
506,7 mm
Highest temperature (Aug.):
35,0 °C
Lowest temperature (Dec.):
-8,6 °C

Trade fair

Trade fairs:
31
Visitors:
2,2 Mio
Exhibitors:
35.710

Airport

Area:
21 sq km
Employees of Fraport AG:
12.735
Employees altogether:
70.000
Airlines:
129
Destinations:
307
Passengers:
52 Mio
Take offs and landings:
490.000



Quelle: Statistisches Jahrbuch Frankfurt am Main 2012