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Darmstadt, a town of Germany, capital of the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, on the river Darm, 15 miles S. of Frankfort, consists of an old and new town, the streets of the former being confined and irregular, while the latter has broad and well-made thoroughfares. Both towns are enclosed by a wall, and contain many buildings of interest as well as promenades and public gardens. The most noteworthy structures are the ducal palaces, old and new, the former containing valuable works of art, the palaces of the princes, the post-office, and the opera-house. There are manufactures of tobacco, paper, carpets, chemicals, cards, hats, and wax candles.