Situated at the heart of Europe, Stuttgart is one of the key engines of European economic development and one of the largest and most significant consumer markets in the European Union. The Stuttgart region is Europe’s leading high-tech region and Germany’s strongest commercial metropolitan area. Stuttgart has 23 city districts and a population of 600.068 inhabitants. The Stuttgart Region – a densely populated area, surrounded by a ring of smaller towns – has a population of 2.7 million and the greater Stuttgart Metropolitan Region has a total population of 5.3 million.

Within the World Cites project, Stuttgart is developing activities with Mumbai: