Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

🇩🇪 Ludwigshafen am Rhein is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, situated on the river Rhine, opposite Mannheim. With Mannheim, Heidelberg, and the surrounding region, it forms the Rhine Neckar Area. Known primarily as an industrial city, Ludwigshafen is the home of chemical giant BASF and other companies. Among its cultural facilities are the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.

Economy Although BASF is by far the most important industrial company in Ludwigshafen, there are many other firms. Trade and industry in Ludwigshafen have about 90,000 employees in total, with an annual total turnover of nearly 17 billion euros. BASF is the world's leading chemical company, employing 110,000 people in total and about 35,000 of them in the Ludwigshafen plant, which is also the largest chemical plant in the world. The company's main products are fertilisers, dye, coolants and many other chemical substances. Among the other chemical companies with plants in Ludwigshafen rank BK Giulini, Abbvie, Raschig and Benckiser. Other important branches of industry are mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, IT and brewery (Mayerbräu Oggersheim).

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Ludwigshafen am Rhein is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.

Ludwigshafen am Rhein has a population of over 164,718 people. Ludwigshafen am Rhein also forms part of the wider Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,400,000 people. Ludwigshafen am Rhein is the #264 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 2.9795 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Ludwigshafen is twinned with: 🇧🇪 Antwerp, Belgium; 🇩🇪 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany; 🇹🇷 Gaziantep, Turkey; 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Havering, England, UK; 🇫🇷 Lorient, France; 🇺🇸 Pasadena, United States; 🇦🇿 Sumqayit, Azerbaijan.

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