Frankfurt, officially Frankfurt am Main, is a city in the German state of Hesse. Situated on the River Main, it forms a continuous conurbation with the neighbouring city of Offenbach am Main. The city is also the heart of the larger Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region. Frankfurt's central business district is known as Bankenviertel and designates an area in the city centre where many banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions are located. It is the most important financial centre in Germany.
Frankfurt am Main is rated Alpha by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Alpha level cities are linked to major economic states and regions and into the world economy.
Frankfurt am Main is the #16 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria – Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.
Frankfurt am Main is the #17 city in the world according to the Global Power City Index (GPCI) which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their magnetism, or their comprehensive power to attract people, capital, and enterprises from around the world. It does so through measuring six key functions: Economy, Research and Development, Cultural Interaction, Liveability, Environment, and Accessibility.
Frankfurt am Main has a population of over 763,380 people. Frankfurt am Main also forms part of the wider Frankfurt am Main metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,250,000 people.
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