Praunheim

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Praunheim
Stadtteil of Frankfurt am Main
Coat of arms of Praunheim
Coat of arms
Praunheim  is located in Germany
Praunheim
Praunheim
Coordinates: 50°07′54″N 08°36′35″E / 50.13167°N 8.60972°E / 50.13167; 8.60972Coordinates: 50°07′54″N 08°36′35″E / 50.13167°N 8.60972°E / 50.13167; 8.60972
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Urban district
Town Frankfurt am Main
Area
 • Total 4.556 km2 (1.759 sq mi)
Population (2007-12-31)
 • Total 15,730
 • Density 3,500/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 60488
Dialling codes 069
Vehicle registration F
Website www.praunheim.de

Praunheim is a city district of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is part of the Ortsbezirk Mitte-West and is subdivided into five Stadtbezirke: Praunheim, Praunheim-Nord, Praunheim-Süd, Alt-Praunheim and Westhausen.

It is located along the North bank of the river Nidda and composed of two settlements: to the East, old Praunheim, a typical Hessian village with a central commercial street and, to the West, the Praunheim Settlement, one of the major public and private projects designed by Frankfurt's housing director, Ernst May. The settlement comprises 1500 residences, was built from 1926 through 1929, and was part of May's internationally recognized housing effort.

Notable residents of Praunheim have included the jazz trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff, his brother, the saxophonist Emil Mangelsdorff, the film maker Rosa von Praunheim.