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Location type: City
Location address: Deutschland, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main
Number of texts: 2
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Frankfurt am Main (/ˈfræŋkfərt/; German pronunciation: [ˈfʁaŋkfʊɐ̯t am ˈmaɪ̯n] ( listen)), commonly known as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2012 population of 687,775.  The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010. The city is at the centre of the larger Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region which has a population of 5,600,000 and is Germany’s second-largest metropolitan region. Since the enlargement of the European Union in 2013, the geographic centre of the EU is about 40 km (25 mi) east of Frankfurt.

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Arthur Scherbius, the inventor of the Enigma machine, is born in Frankfurt-am-Main in 1878. The Enigma machine has been used to generate ciphers for the encryption and decryption of secret messages in World War II.

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