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Lucerne
Kapellbrücke ower the Reuss
Coat o airms o Lucerne
Coat o airms
Lucerne is located in Switzerland
Lucerne
Lucerne
Lucerne is located in Canton o Lucerne
Lucerne
Lucerne
Coordinates: 47°3′N 8°18′E / 47.050°N 8.300°E / 47.050; 8.300Coordinates: 47°3′N 8°18′E / 47.050°N 8.300°E / 47.050; 8.300
Kintra Swisserland
Canton Lucerne
Destrict Lucerne
Govrenment
 • Executive Stadtrat
with 5 members
 • Mayor Stadtpräsident (list)
Beat Züsli SPS/PSS
(as of September 2016)
 • Parliament Grosser Stadtrat
with 48 members
Aurie[1]
 • Tot 29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)
Elevation (Loch shore) 435 m (1,427 ft)
Heichest elevation (Sonnenberg) 800 m (2,600 ft)
Lawest elevation (Rotsee) 422 m (1,385 ft)
Population (Diz 2015[2])
 • Tot 81,295
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Luzerner(in)
Postal code 6000
SFOS nummer 1061
Localities Luzern, Littau
Surroondit bi Adligenswil, Ebikon, Emmen, Horw, Kriens, Malters, Meggen, Neuenkirch
Wabsteid www.stadtluzern.ch
Profile (German), SFSO stateestics

Lucerne (pronounced /ˌluːˈsɜrn/; German: Luzern, [luˈtsɛrn] ( listen); French: Lucerne, [lysɛʁn]; Italian: Lucerna, [luˈtʃerna]; Romansh: Lucerna; Lucerne German: Lozärn) is a ceety in north-central Swisserland, in the German-speakin portion o that kintra. Lucerne is the caipital o the Canton o Lucerne an the caipital o the destrict wi the same name. Wi a population o aboot 76,200 fowk,[3] Lucerne is the maist populous ceety in Central Swisserland, an a nexus o transportation, telecommunications, an govrenment o this region. The ceety's metropolitan aurie consists o 17 ceeties an touns locatit in three different cantons wi an oweraw population o aboot 250,000 fowk.[4]

Due tae its location on the shore o Lake Lucerne (der Vierwaldstättersee), athin sicht o Munt Pilatus an Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne haes lang been a destination for tourists. Ane o the ceety's famous laundmerks is the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a widden brig first erectit in the 14t century. Lucerne haes been votit as the fift maist-popular tourism destination in the warld in 2010 bi Tripadvisor[5], an it haes private hotels an schools maistly shores o Lake Lucerne.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lucerne is twinned wi the follaein ceeties an touns:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  3. Annual Population Figures, 2009 (PDF) (German, French) Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved on August 31, 2009.
  4. List of agglomerations and isolated cities in Switzerland, 2000 (Microsoft Excel) (German) Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved on August 30, 2007.
  5. http://www.tripadvisor.com/TCDestinations-cTop25-g1