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Mainz

Mainz ( /ˈmaɪnts/) is the capital of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. It was the capital of the Electorate of Mainz at the time of the Holy Roman Empire. In antiquity Mainz was a Roman fort city which commanded the west bank of the Rhine and formed part of the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire; it was founded as a military post by the Romans in the late 1st century BC. The city is located on the river Rhine across from Wiesbaden, in the western part of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main; in the modern age, Frankfurt shares much of its regional importance.

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Mainz - Alternative Names
... Mainz is called by a number of different names in other languages and dialects ... These include Määnz or Meenz in the local West Middle German dialect, and Mentz in English or French Mayence in French ...