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The City of Heidelberg in Germany (in German it’s Heidelberg)

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

§ Heidelberg: brief information about the city

The City of Heidelberg, in German Heidelberg, with a population size of about 163'000 people is one of the largest cities of Germany, covering an area of 109 km2, the city is located in the western part of Germany in the federated state of Baden-Württemberg (The capital of the federated state is the City of Штутгарт). The population density of the city is 1'491 people per 1 km2. The city is part of the metropolitan region: Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, with a population size of 2.4 million people. Read more at all metropolitan areas and metropolitan cities of Germany.

§ Heidelberg population, population density

The table below contains the population statistics for the City of Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg in 2023.

Feature Value Mean value per 1 city in Germany
Population size, people 162'273 30'101
Number of men, people 77'561 14'771
Number of women, people 84'712 15'330
City area, km2 109 73
Population density, people per 1 km2 1'491 411

§ Heidelberg local time

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

Postal code(s) of the City of Heidelberg

The major postal code in the City of Heidelberg is 69117 (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: 69115, 69118, 69120, 69121, 69123, 69124, 69126.


§ City of Heidelberg on the map

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

For telephone calls to the City of Heidelberg, use its telephone code 6221. For calls around Germany, dial “0” (to access the DLD, domestic long-distance line) prior to the city code, that is 0 6221, 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 6221 and the subscriber's phone number, for example: 00 49 6221 1234123.



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