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The state of Hesse is a parliamentary republic with over 6 million inhabitants. The capital is Wiesbaden with around 270,000 inhabitants and the largest city of the country is Frankfurt am Main with about 685,000 inhabitants. Hesse is located in Germany , bordering the states of North Rhine -Westphalia , Lower Saxony , Thuringia , Bavaria , Baden- Württemberg and the Rhineland -Palatinate. The state is one of the way to the most forested countries , over 40 percent of the land area covered by forests and mountains . The famous Westerwald , the Spessart , Taunus and Vogelsberg , the Knüllgebergte the Odenwald and the Gladenbacher mountains are parts of the Hessian countryside . The Weser crosses Hesse in the north , as well as the Rhine, Main , Lahn and the Neckar River flow through this important state . One of the most important cities of Hessen , Frankfurt am Main, a cosmopolitan city and an important financial and industrial center. Through the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the town is the main stock exchange in Germany . Even the Frankfurt airport is an important location and employer. But overall , the entire Rhine -Main area for Germany of economic importance . The area is known as a center for the IT and telecommunications industries , for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry as well as for the automotive and mechanical engineering . Other major companies are , for example , various insurance companies ( especially in Wiesbaden) and the leather industry . Hesse is one of the most prosperous countries in Germany. In the south of Hesse is the controversial nuclear power plant Biblis . It is supposed to cover the entire energy consumption by 2050. Biblis is one of the most productive nuclear power plants in Germany . Until now, the nuclear power plant consists of two blocks , the construction of two additional blocks is however provided .

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