Lorraine (region)

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Region o Fraunce
Banner o Lorraine
Lorraine in France.svg
Kintra  Fraunce
Prefectur Metz
 • Preses Jean-Pierre Masseret (PS)
 • Total 23,547 km2 (9,092 sq mi)
Population (2007-01-01)
 • Tot 2,343,000
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP (2006)[1] Rankit {{{GDP_rank}}}
Tot €54 billion (US${{{GDP_US$}}} bn)
Per capita €23,300 (US${{{GDP_per_capita_US$}}})
NUTS Region FR4
Wabsteid lorraine.eu

Lorraine (French pronunciation: ​[lɔʁɛn]; Lorrain: Louréne; Lorraine Franconian: Lottringe; German: Lothringen) is ane o the 27 régions o Fraunce. The admeenistrative region haes twa ceeties o equal importance, Metz an Nancy. Metz is considered tae be the offeecial caipital syne that is whaur the regional parliament is situatit. The region's name is derivit frae the medieval Lotharingie.

The region consists o fower depairtments: Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle an Vosges an contains 2,337 communes.

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Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Putnam, Ruth. Alsace and Lorraine: From Cæsar to Kaiser, 58 B.C.-1871 A.D. New York: 1915.

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Coordinates: 49°00′N 6°00′E / 49.000°N 6.000°E / 49.000; 6.000