2011-06-25

DE-936499 - Frankfurt


DE-936499 sent by xheo83

This multiview card shows the Frankfurt city. The sender says it's the fift-largest among German cities and that nowadays, the city is mainly known for it's financial district pointed out by a skyline of bank towers.

"Frankfurt am Main commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2009 population of 672,000. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,295,000 in 2010. The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region which has a population of 5,600,000 and is Germany's second largest metropolitan area.
In English, this city's name translates to "Frankfurt on the Main". The city is located on an ancient ford on the river Main, the German word for which is "Furt". A part of early Franconia, the inhabitants were the early Franks. Thus the city's name reveals its legacy as being the "ford of the Franks" In: Wikipedia
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