Darmstadt, Germany

  


Founded: 1330 A.D.

Head of Government: Lord Mayor Jochen Partsch
Population: 151,879

Area:  122.23 km2  (47.19 sq mi)

Main Industries: Biomedical, Technology, Cybersecurity, Pharmacy, Engineering


Holding the title of 'Wissenschaftstadt', or 'City of Science', Darmstadt is located in the German state of Hesse, in west-central Germany. It is known as Europe's Silicon Valley, featuring a thriving startup industry, and is Germany's number one city for cybersecurity. Darmstadt is a high-tech center in the vicinity of Frankfurt Airport, with important activities in spacecraft operations, chemistry, pharmacy, IT, biotech, telecommunications, and engineering.