Lucerne

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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 district wi the same name. Wi a population o aboot 76,200 fowk,[1] 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 people.[2]

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 landmarks is the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a wooden 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[3], an it haes private hotels an schools maistly shores o Lake Lucerne.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Leet o twin touns an sister ceeties in Swisserland

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lucerne is twinned wi the follaein ceeties an touns:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Annual Population Figures, 2009 (PDF) (German, French) Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved on August 31, 2009.
  2. List of agglomerations and isolated cities in Switzerland, 2000 (Microsoft Excel) (German) Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved on August 30, 2007.
  3. http://www.tripadvisor.com/TCDestinations-cTop25-g1