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Alsace
Region o Fraunce

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Kintra  Fraunce
Prefectur Strasbourg
Depairtments
Govrenment
 • Preses Philippe Richert (2010–) (UMP)
Area
 • Tot 8,280 km2 (3,200 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Tot 1,815,488
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal € 48 billion (2007)[2]
GDP per capita € 26,500 (2007)[2]
NUTS Region FR4
Website region-alsace.eu

Alsace (French: Alsace [alzas]; Alsatian: Elsàss [ˈɛlsɑs]; German: Elsass, pre-1996: Elsaß, IPA: [ˈɛlzas]; Laitin: Alsatia) is the fift-smawest o the 27 regions o Fraunce in land aurie (8,280 km²), an the smawest in metropolitan Fraunce. It is the seivent-maist densely populatit region in Fraunce an third maist densely populate region in metropolitan Fraunce, wi ca. 220 indwellers per km² (tot population in 2006: 1,815,488; 1 Januar 2008 estimate: 1,836,000). Alsace is on Fraunce's eastren mairch an on the wast bank o the upper Rhine adjacent tae Germany an Swisserland. The poleetical, economic an cultural caipital as weel as lairgest ceety o Alsace is Strasbourg. Acause that ceety is the seat o dozens o internaitional organizations an bodies, Alsace is poleetically ane o the maist important regions in the European Union.

Mulhouse[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mulhouse is the seicound biggest ceety efter Strasbourg. Mulhouse as about 100 000 fowk (4 times less then manchester) Mulhouse haes a wheen museum like the museum o cars or the train museum.

Major communities[eedit | eedit soorce]

German oreeginal names in brackets gif French names are different


Sister provinces[eedit | eedit soorce]

There is an accord de coopération internationale atween Alsace an the follaein regions:[3]

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