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The City of Hanover in Germany (in German it’s Hannover)

Brief information about the city, postal codes(ZIPs), phone, area, dialling code, international prefix, local time, population as of 2023.

§ Hanover: brief information about the city

The City of Hanover, in German Hannover, with a population size of about 546'000 people is one of the largest cities of Germany, covering an area of 204 km2, the city is located in the western part of Germany in the federated state of Lower Saxony , the city of Hanover is the capital of the said federated state. The population density of the city is 2'668 people per 1 km2. Hanover is a metropolitan area with a population size exceeding 1.1 million people. The city is part of the metropolitan region: Hannover-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Wolfsburg metropolitan region, with a population size of 3.8 million people. Read more at all metropolitan areas and metropolitan cities of Germany.

§ Hanover population, population density

The table below contains the population statistics for the City of Hanover versus the mean value per 1 city in Germany. This gives an idea of the city size and its population. Population data is sourced from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany.

The population of the city of Hanover in 2023.

Feature Value Mean value per 1 city in Germany
Metropolitan area of the city, mln. people 1.1 -
Population size, people 545'045 30'101
Number of men, people 266'093 14'771
Number of women, people 278'952 15'330
City area, km2 204 73
Population density, people per 1 km2 2'668 411

§ Hannover local time

The City of Hannover, like all other cities in Germany, has a single time zone, so the exact local time in the City of Hannover is the same as in all the cities of Germany:

Postal code(s) of the City of Hanover

The major postal code in the City of Hannover is 30159 (it consists of 5 digits, like all postal codes in Germany).

However, the following postal codes also apply to the city, depending on the city part: 30161, 30163, 30165, 30167, 30169, 30171, 30173, 30175, 30177, 30179, 30419, 30449, 30451, 30453, 30455, 30457, 30459, 30519, 30521, 30539, 30559, 30625, 30627, 30629, 30655, 30657, 30659, 30669.


§ City of Hanover on the map

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§ City of Hanover phone code (or area, dialling code, international prefix)

For telephone calls to the City of Hanover, use its telephone code 511. For calls around Germany, dial “0” (to access the DLD, domestic long-distance line) prior to the city code, that is 0 511, and then dial the subscriber's phone number. For calls from other countries, first dial the international access code (which, for example, in UK is: “00”, two zeros), then the code of Germany 49, then the city code 511 and the subscriber's phone number, for example: 00 49 511 1234123.



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The City of Hanover: population, local time, code, ZIP

The City of Hanover: population, local time, code, ZIP

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