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Kapellbrücke ower the Reuss
Coat of airms o Lucerne
Coat airms
Location o Lucerne
Lucerne is located in Swisserland
Lucerne is located in Canton o 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
 • ExecutiveStadtrat
with 5 members
 • MayorStadtpräsident (list)
Beat Züsli SPS/PSS
(as of September 2016)
 • PairlamentGrosser Stadtrat
with 48 members
 • Total37.4 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
(Loch shore)
435 m (1,427 ft)
Highest elevation
800 m (2,600 ft)
Lowest elevation422 m (1,385 ft)
 • Total81,691
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Luzerner(in)
Postal code
SFOS nummer1061
LocalitiesLuzern, Littau
Surroondit biAdligenswil, Ebikon, Emmen, Horw, Kriens, Malters, Meggen, Neuenkirch
Profile (in German), SFSO statistics

Lucerne (pronounced /ˌluːˈsɜrn/ (deprecatit template); 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 hottles 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. a b "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Retrieved 13 Januar 2019.
  2.; date retrieved: 2 Juin 2020.
  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.
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