Thanks to the 745,000 international citizens from over 180 countries, Hessen offers a wide range of connections and communities for people from almost all nations. In terms of business, society and culture, Hessen is very diverse. It is a place of exchange and cooperation, with a sense of warm hospitality and mutual respect. Frankfurt is a leading European financial and trade center, offering ideal conditions for international business. About 230 banks from over 40 countries are based here and conduct international business. Both the German Bundesbank and the European Central Bank have their headquarters in Frankfurt.