(fraŋk′fərt; Ger fräŋk′fo̵ort)
city in W Germany, on the Main River, in the state of Hesse: pop. 656,000
city in E Germany, on the Oder River, in the state of Brandenburg: pop. 82,000
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- also Frankfurt am Main (äm mīnˈ) A city of west-central Germany on the Main River. Founded in the first century B.C. by the Romans, it was the virtual capital of Germany from 1816 to 1866. It is now an industrial, commercial, and financial center. Population: 653,000.
- also Frankfurt an der O·der (än dər ōˈdər) A city of eastern Germany on the Oder River and the Polish border. It was chartered in 1253 and became a prosperous member of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century. Population: 62,600.
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