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Encyclopedia > Bremen (state)
Freie Hansestadt Bremen
Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Flag Coat of arms
Coat of arms of Bremen (state)
Details
Location
Map of Germany, location of Bremen (state) highlighted
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Administration
Country Germany
NUTS Region DE5
State subdivisions 2 urban districts
Capital Bremen
Senate President Jens Böhrnsen (SPD)
Governing parties SPD / Alliance '90/The Greens
Votes in Bundesrat 3 (from 69)
Basic statistics
Area  408 km² (158 sq mi)
Population 664,000 (11/2006)[1]
 - Density 1,627 /km² (4,215 /sq mi)
Other information
GDP/ Nominal € 24 billion (2005)
Licence plate code HB
Website bremen.de

The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen (official name in German: Freie Hansestadt Bremen) is the smallest of Germany's 16 Federal States (Bundesländer). A more informal name, but used in some official contexts, is Land Bremen ('State of Bremen'). Image File history File links Flag_of_Bremen. ... Image File history File links Grosses_Wappen_Bremen. ... Greater Coat of arms of Bremen Coat of arms of Bremen Lesser Coat of arms of Bremen This article is about the coat of arms of the German state and city of Bremen. ... Image File history File links Deutschland_Lage_von_Bremen. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Time zones of Europe: Pale colours indicate countries without daylight saving Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... Image File history File links European_flag. ... This is a list of urban districts in Germany. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... The German city-state of Bremen is governed by the Senat (senate, executive). ... Jens Böhrnsen (born June 12, 1949 in Bremen) is a German politician of the SPD. He is the current mayor of Bremen. ... SPD redirects here. ... Political parties Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A political party is a political organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... SPD redirects here. ... The Bundesrat (federal council) is the representation of the 16 Federal States (Länder) of Germany at the federal level. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Nominal GDP per person (capita) in 2006. ... German car number plates (Kfz-Kennzeichen) show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (singular Land). ...

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Geography

The state of Bremen consists of two separated enclaves: Bremen, officially the 'City' (Stadtgemeinde Bremen) which is the state capital, and the city of Bremerhaven (Stadt Bremerhaven). Both are located on the River Weser; Bremerhaven is further downstream and serves as a North Sea harbour (the name means "Bremen's port"). Both cities are completely surrounded by the neighbouring State of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen). The two cities are the only administrative subdivisions the state has. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... Bremerhaven is a city in the federal state of Bremen, Germany. ... Weser watershed The Weser is a river of north-western Germany. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ...


Politics

Political system

The Bürgerschaft (city assembly) elects two mayors of the city (Bürgermeister). One of these is then elected by the senate (which forms the executive branch) as president of the senate (Senatspräsident) and is thus head of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. The German city-state of Bremen is governed by the Senat (senate, executive). ...


May 25, 2003 state elections

Dr. Henning Scherf (SPD) remained Mayor and Senate President, in a SPD-CDU grand coalition. As promised he resigned after half of the legislative period. The new Mayor and Senate President since 8 November 2005 is Jens Böhrnsen. Henning Scherf born 31 October 1938 in Bremen is the Mayor of Bremen and also Bremens senator of law and constitution. ... A grand coalition is a coalition government in a parliamentary system where political parties representing a vast majority of the parliament unite in a coalition. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jens Böhrnsen (born June 12, 1949 in Bremen) is a German politician of the SPD. He is the current mayor of Bremen. ...

Party Party List votes Vote percentage Total Seats Seat percentage
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 123,480 42.3% (-0,2) 40 (-7) 48.2%
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 86,819 29.8% (-7,2) 29 (-13) 34.9%
Alliance '90/The Greens 37,350 12.8% (+3,8) 12 (+2) 14.5%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 12,294 4.2% (+1,7) 1 (+1) 1.2%
Deutsche Volksunion (DVU) 6,642 2.3% (-0,7) 1 (=) 1.2%
Law and Order Offensive Party 12,876 4.3% (+4,3) 0 (=) 0.0%
Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) 4,885 1.7% (-1,2) 0 (=) 0.0%
All Others 7420 2.6% (-0,5) 0 (=) 0.0%
Totals 291,766 100.0% 83 (-17) 100.0%
Seat results -- SPD in red, CDU in black, Greens in green, FDP in yellow, DVU in blue


SPD redirects here. ... The Christian Democratic Union (CDU - Christlich-Demokratische Union) is a political party in Germany. ... The Alliance 90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), the German Green party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ... The Free Democratic Party (Freie Demokratische Partei - FDP) is a liberal political party in Germany. ... There is open debate on rather facism is rightwing or not. ... The Law and Order Offensive Party (German: Partei Rechtsstaatlicher Offensive), short form Offensive D (the D means Deutschland/Germany) is a minor political party in Germany. ... Party of Democratic Socialism is a political party in India; see Party of Democratic Socialism (India) the former name of a German political party; see Left Party (Germany). ... Image File history File links 2003_bremen_landtag_result. ... Image File history File links 2003_bremen_landtag_result. ...


2007 state elections

The 2007 elections were held on 13 May. State elections were held in Bremen on 13 May 2007 to elect the Bürgerschaft (city and state legislature). ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Party Votes  % +/– Seats +/–  %
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 36.8% –5,5 33 –7 39.8%
Christian Democratic Union (CDU) 25.7% –4,1 23 –6 27.7%
Alliance '90/The Greens 16.4% +3,6 14 +2 16.9%
The Left Party.PDS 8.4% +6,7 7 +7 8.4%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 6.0% +1,8 5 +4 6.0%
German People's Union (DVU) 2.7% +0,4 1 ±0 1.2%
Others 4.0% +1,4 0 ±0 0.0%
Totals 100.0% 83 100.0%

SPD redirects here. ... The Christian Democratic Union (CDU - Christlich-Demokratische Union) is a political party in Germany. ... The Alliance 90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen), the German Green party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ... The Left Party. ... The Free Democratic Party (Freie Demokratische Partei - FDP) is a liberal political party in Germany. ... The German Peoples Union (German: Deutsche Volksunion, DVU) is a far-right political party in Germany. ...

See also

This article gives an overview of countries (including puppet-countries) that existed in Europe after the Congress of Vienna in 1815. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  • Official state portal
  • Official governmental portal
  • Constitution of the state, German only

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References

  1. ^ State population. Portal of the Federal Statistics Office Germany. Retrieved on 2007-04-25.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bremen (state) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (363 words)
The state of Bremen consists of two separated enclaves: the cities of Bremen, which is the state capital, and Bremerhaven.
The City of Bremen, a member of the Hanseatic League, became an imperial free city of the Holy Roman Empire, and hence a state, in 1646.
After the state was dissolved during the Napoleonic period, in 1815 it became an independent country and was subsequently a member of the German Confederation and the North German Confederation.
Bremen (city) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1485 words)
Bremen is one of two towns belonging to the state of Bremen, the other being Bremerhaven.
Bremen was expelled from the league in 1427.
Bremen is famous for a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the Town Musicians of Bremen, although they never actually reach Bremen in the tale.
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