The City of Frankfurt
Frankfurt is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse. With 755,000 inhabitants, it is the fifth largest city in Germany. The city lies at the centre of the larger Rhine-Main metropolitan region, which with 5.5 million inhabitants is the second largest metropolitan region in Germany after the Rhine-Ruhr region. It is a global hub for trade, culture, education, tourism and transport. It is the location of many global and European corporate headquarters. Frankfurt Airport is one of the busiest in the world. Frankfurt is the most important financial centre on the European continent with the headquarters of the European Central Bank, the German Bundesbank or the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Several fintech start-ups . Automotive, technology and research, services, consulting, media and creative industries complete the economic base. Messe Frankfurt is one of the largest trade fairs in the world. Major trade fairs include the Frankfurt Motor Show, the largest automobile exhibition in the world, or the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest book fair in the world.