Stuttgart is the capital of the state ofin southern Germany. Being the , Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 (December 2008) while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million (2008).
Stuttgart has the status of, a type of self-administrating urban county. It is also the seat of the state legislature, the regional parliament, local council and the Protestant State Church in Württemberg as well as one of the two co-seats of the bishop of the .
For detailed information on current events in Stuttgart, please have a look at the official tourist guide.