Wilhelmshaven

Wilhelmshaven (German pronunciation: [vɪlhɛlmsˈhaːfn̩] (listen), lit. Wilhelm's Harbour) is a coastal town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the western side of the Jade Bight, a bay of the North Sea, and has a population of 76,089.[3] Wilhelmshaven is the centre of the "JadeBay" business region (which has around 330,000 inhabitants) and is Germany's main military port.

Wilhelmshaven
Location of Wilhelmshaven
Wilhelmshaven
Wilhelmshaven
Coordinates: 53°31′0″N 8°8′0″E
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictUrban district
Government
  Lord mayor (201924) Carsten Feist[1] (Ind.)
Area
  Total106.91 km2 (41.28 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total75,189
  Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
26351–26389
Dialling codes04421, 04423, and 04425 (each partially)
Vehicle registrationWHV
Websitewww.wilhelmshaven.de

The adjacent Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park (part of the Wattenmeer UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site) provides the basis for the major tourism industry in the region.


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