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Saarbrücken in Januar 2006
Saarbrücken in Januar 2006
Coat of airms o Saarbrücken
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Saarbrücken is located in Germany
Location o Saarbrücken athin Saarbrücken destrict
Coordinates: 49°14′N 7°0′E / 49.233°N 7.000°E / 49.233; 7.000Coordinates: 49°14′N 7°0′E / 49.233°N 7.000°E / 49.233; 7.000
 • MayorCharlotte Britz (SPD)
 • Total167.07 km2 (64.51 sq mi)
 • Total179,634
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Diallin codes0681, 06893, 06897, 06898, 06805
Vehicle registrationSB

Saarbrücken (German pronunciation: [zaːɐ̯ˈbʁʏkən]; French: Sarrebruck, IPA: [saʁbʁyk]) is the caipital o the state o Saarland in Germany. The ceety sits at the hert o a metropolitan aurie that boonds wastwards tae Dillingen an northeastwards tae Neunkirchen, in which maist o the fowk o the Saarland live.

Saarbrücken uised tae be the industrial an transport centre o a great coal basin. Production includit iron an steel, succar, beer, pottery, optical instruments, machinery, an construction materials. Housomeivver, ower the past decades the industrial importance o Saarland haes declined, as the minin industry haes become unprofitable.

Historic landmarks in the ceety include the stane bridge athort the Saar (1546), the Gothic kirk o St Arnual, the 18t century Saarbrücker Schloss (castle) an the auld pairt o the toun, the St. Johanner Markt. In 1815 Saarbrücken came unner Prussian control, and for twa periods in the 20t century (1919–35 an 1945–57) it became pairt o the Saar territory unner French administration. For this reason, coupled wi its proximity tae the French border, it retains a certain French influence.


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  1. "Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (PDF) (in German). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes. Juin 2022.