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Strasbourg
Strasbourg is located in France
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
Coordinates: 48°35′04″N 7°44′55″E / 48.5844°N 7.7486°E / 48.5844; 7.7486Coordinates: 48°35′04″N 7°44′55″E / 48.5844°N 7.7486°E / 48.5844; 7.7486
Kintra Fraunce
Region Alsace
Depairtment Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Ville
Canton chief toun o 10 cantons
Intercommunality Urban Commonty o Strasbourg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roland Ries (PS)
Area
 • Urban (2006[1]) 222 km2 (86 sq mi)
 • Metro (2006[1]) 1,351.5 km2 (521.8 sq mi)
 • Land1 78.26 km2 (30.22 sq mi)
Population (2006[4])
 • Rank 7t in Fraunce
 • Urban (2006[1]) 440,264[2]
 • Metro (2006[1]) 638,670[3]
 • Population2 272,975
 • Population2 Density 3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC +1)
INSEE/Postal code 67482
Dialling codes 0388, 0390, 0368
Elevation 132–151 m (433–495 ft)
Website http://www.strasbourg.eu/

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population wioot double coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Strasbourg (French pronunciation: [stʁazbuʁ]; Lawer Alsatie: Strossburi, [ˈʃd̥rɔːsb̥uri]; German: Straßburg, [ˈʃtʁaːsbʊɐ̯k]) is the caipital an principal ceety o the Alsace region in north-eastren Fraunce an is the offeecial seat o the European Parliament. Locatit close tae the border wi Germany, it is the caipital o the Bas-Rhin depairtment. In 2006, the ceety proper haed 272,975 inhabitants an its urban community 467,375 inhabitants. Wi 638,670 inhabitants in 2006, Strasbourg's metropolitan aurie ("aire urbaine") (ae the pairt o the metropolitan aurie on French territory) is the nint lairgest in Fraunce. The transnational Eurodistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau haes a population o 884,988 inhabitants.[5]

Twin Touns - Sister Ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Strasbourg is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only the part of the metropolitan area on French territory.
  2. Unité urbaine 1999 : Strasbourg (partie française) (67701) on INSEE
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named recensement.insee.fr
  4. Commune : Strasbourg (67482) on INSEE
  5. The offeecial wabsteid o the Eurodistrict indicates a population o 868,014, but this does no take inte accoont the offeecial figures for 2008 o the Ortenaukreis, which haed a population o 417,613 on 31 December 2008. 884,988 is the addition o the French 2006 census an the German 2008 census. The real actual number o inhabitants is in fact even heicher, due tae the steady growth o the Urban Community o Strasbourg.
  6. "Dresden - Partner Cities". © 2008 Landeshauptstadt Dresden. Retrieved 2008-12-29. [deid airtin]