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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 1:14 PM
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Appreciated. Some myth busting on Frankfurt’s population size before moving back to images:

It is true the population within city limits is in the +700k region “only”. That is because other than most European metropolises the Frankfurt area has never been consolidated to form one single municipality (“Greater Hamburg/Berlin/London…etc.”). The Frankfurt urban area in comparable limits (city+directly neighboring cities) actually has a population of 2.4 million, which is probably a more accurate number to reflect its urban population size. The polycentric Frankfurt Rhine-Main metro area has reached almost 6 million and is constantly growing.

Visitors often recognize Frankfurt as “American” (whatever that means). In regard to its urban structure with a highly densified core city and a large cluttered suburban area Frankfurt is indeed more similar to an American city like Miami or San Francisco than to a European city:

Frankfurt Municipality: 736,000 [248 skm]
Frankfurt-Rhine-Main Metro Area: 5,822,000 [14,800 skm]

Seattle Municipality: 714,000 [369 skm]
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area: 3,799,000 [15,209 skm]

Miami Municipality: 430,000 [143 skm]
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metro Area: 6,066,000 [15,890 skm]

San Francisco Municipality: 871,000 [121 skm]
San Francisco-San Jose-Bay Metro Area: 7,684,000 [18,040 skm]

Thanks for watching. Number crunching: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_Rhine-Main https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_metropolitan_area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_metropolitan_area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Bay_Area
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