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Fritz Kuhn

Stuttgart

Stuttgart
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Area

City: 207.36 km2

Population

City: 632,743

Postal zone

70173–70619

Area code(s)

0711

Government

Mayor: Fritz Kuhn (Greens)

Fritz Kuhn

Biography

Fritz Kuhn (born 29 June 1955) is a German politician. He was co-chairman of Alliance '90/The Greens, the German Green party, from June 2000 to December 2002. On 21 October 2012 he was elected Mayor of Stuttgart. Fritz Kuhn was born in Bad Mergentheim (Baden-Württemberg) and grew up in Memmingen (Bayern), where he attended Bernhard Strigel grammar school. After his A-levels he studied German and philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Tübingen, with a master's thesis in the field of linguistics. Kuhn was one of the founding members of the Green Party in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1980. From 1981 to 1984 he worked as a research assistant at Augsburg university and as a consultant to the parliamentary party of the Greens in the state parliament (Landtag) of Baden-Württemberg (South-West Germany).

Fritz Kuhn

Biografie

Fritz Kuhn wurde am 21. Oktober 2012 für acht Jahre zum Oberbürgermeister der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart gewählt. Sein Amt trat er am 7. Januar 2013 an. Politische Stationen waren zuvor der Landtag von Baden-Württemberg und der Deutsche Bundestag sowie der Bundesvorsitz von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.

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Stuttgart is the capital and largest city of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart is located on the Neckar river in a fertile valley known locally as the "Stuttgart Cauldron". It lies an hour from the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest. Its urban area has a population of 634,830, making it the sixth largest city in Germany. 2.8 million people live in the city's administrative region and 5.3 million people in its metropolitan area, making it the fourth largest metropolitan area in Germany. The city and metropolitan area are consistently ranked among the top 20 European metropolitan areas by GDP; Mercer listed Stuttgart as 21st on its 2015 list of cities by quality of living, innovation agency 2thinknow ranked the city 24th globally out of 442 cities and the Globalization and World Cities Research Network ranked the city as a Beta-status world city in their 2014 survey.Since the 6th millennium BC, the Stuttgart area has been an important agricultural area and has been host to a number of cultures seeking to utilize the rich soil of the Neckar valley. The Roman Empire conquered the area in 83 AD and built a massive castrum near Bad Cannstatt, making it the most important regional centre for several centuries. Stuttgart's roots were truly laid in the 10th century with its founding by Liudolf, Duke of Swabia, as a stud farm for his warhorses. Initially overshadowed by nearby Cannstatt, the town grew steadily and was granted a charter in 1320. The fortunes of Stuttgart turned with those of the House of Württemberg, and they made it the capital of their county, duchy, and kingdom from the 15th century to 1918. Stuttgart prospered despite setbacks in the Thirty Years' War and devastating air raids by the Allies on the city and its automobile production during World War II. However, by 1952, the city had bounced back and it became the major economic, industrial, tourism and publishing centre it is today.
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Stuttgart ist die Hauptstadt des deutschen Landes Baden-Württemberg und mit 634.830 Einwohnern (31. Dezember 2018) dessen größte Stadt. Die sechstgrößte Stadt Deutschlands bildet das Zentrum der rund 2,8 Millionen Einwohner zählenden Region Stuttgart, einer der größten Ballungsräume Deutschlands. Zudem ist sie Kernstadt der europäischen Metropolregion Stuttgart (etwa 5,3 Millionen Einwohner), der fünftgrößten in Deutschland. Stuttgart hat den Status eines Stadtkreises und ist in 23 Bezirke gegliedert.Als Sitz der baden-württembergischen Landesregierung und des Landtags sowie zahlreicher Landes- und einiger Bundesbehörden ist Stuttgart das politische Zentrum des Landes. Es ist Sitz des Regierungspräsidiums Stuttgart, das den gleichnamigen Regierungsbezirk verwaltet. In Stuttgart tagt das Regionalparlament der Region Stuttgart, einer der drei Regionen im Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart. Darüber hinaus ist Stuttgart Sitz des evangelischen Landesbischofs von Württemberg und Teil der katholischen Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart. Die Stadt ist ein wichtiger Wirtschaftsstandort und Finanzplatz. Sie ist bekannt als Heimat der deutschen Automobilfirmen Daimler und Porsche, andererseits für die deutschlandweit häufigste Überschreitung des Feinstaubgrenzwertes und den staureichsten deutschen Ballungsraum.
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