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The city of Frankfurt is called in German Frankfurt am Main; relative to the river Main.

It is the fifth city in Germany in terms of population; With a population of more than 700,000 people, Frankfurt is the largest city in the Seine state. Frankfurt and its metropolitan area make up the "Rhine-Main" metropolitan area, which is the second largest metropolitan area in Germany with over 5.6 million inhabitants.

The ruins found in the city of Frankfurt indicate that it has been inhabited since the Stone Age.

The Romans had the discovery of the city since the first century BC, and the city was referred to in the manuscripts authored by Eigenhard in the eighth century AD, and during the reign of Emperor Charlemagne from the year 800 AD to the year 814 AD, the emperor met with his senior advisors to discuss the affairs of the empire, and the city was chosen as the capital of the region of Franconia.

Frankfurt is considered the economic capital of Europe, as it constituted for hundreds of years the financial center in Germany, so that its financial stock exchange is the largest in Germany and one of the largest in the world, and the European Central Bank is based in Frankfurt, in addition to production services and global exhibitions. The city also houses the headquarters of the German Central Bank, the four major German banks, and the Reconstruction Bank.

Its privileged and central location turned it into a major transportation hub. Although there are 4 cities larger than it in Germany, Frankfurt International Airport is the largest in the country (and the second in Europe), and its train station contains 25 platforms and the largest train station in all of Europe.

One of the advantages of Frankfurt compared to other German cities is the great multiculturalism that prevails in it: 28% of its population is not German (one-fifth of them are Turkish).

Frankfurt contains 33 museums and a large university, and Frankfurt differs in its architecture from the rest of Germany's cities; Its development as an economic center made it home to many skyscrapers, as the number reached 366 in 2004, so that it gained various nicknames such as “Bankfort” (because of the large number of banks in it) and “Mainhattan” (a merger between the Rhine and Manhattan).

Frankfurt is also a prominent cultural face, and almost all cultural and tourist sites are gathered within the walls of the old city.

Frankfurt is known as one of the oldest cities that published newspapers in the world. It publishes two important daily German newspapers.

The climate of Frankfurt is one of the warmest in Germany as the average temperature of the city reaches 10 degrees Celsius.