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Coordinates: 49°22′59″N 6°49′59″E / 49.38306°N 6.83306°E / 49.38306; 6.83306
 • Meenister-PresesAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU)
 • Govrening pairtiesCDU / SPD
 • Bundesrat votes3 (o 69)
 • Tot2568.65 km2 (991.76 sq mi)
 • Tot982,348
 • Density380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeDE-SL
GDP/ Nominal€30.06 billion (2010) [citation needit]

Saarland (German pronunciation: [ˈzaːɐlant]; French: Sarre, IPA: [saʁ]) is ane o the saxteen states o Germany. The caipital is Saarbrücken. It haes an aurie o 2570 km² an 1,045,000 indwellers. In baith aurie an population, it is the smawest state in Germany ither than the ceety-states (Berlin, Bremen an Hamburgh). Its location on the mairch atween Fraunce an Germany haes gien Saarland a unique history.

The Saar didna exist as a unifeed entity till its creation as the Territory o the Saar Basin bi the League o Naitions efter Warld War I. Afore this, some pairts o the current entity wur Proushie an ither pairts Bavarie. The indwellers votit tae rejoin Germany in a plebiscite in 1935.

Frae 1947 tae 1956 the Saar wis a French-occupeed territory (the "Saar Protectorate") separate frae the rest o Germany. In 1955 the inhabitants wur affered unthirldom in a plebiscite, but insteid votit tae become a state o Wast Germany. Frae 1920 tae 1935, an then frae 1947 tae 1959, the indwellers uised postage stamps issued specially for the territory; see postage stamps an postal history o the Saar for details. Atween 1950 an 1956, Saarland wis a member o the Cooncil o Europe. Ane o Lufthansa's Boeing 747-400s (registered D-ABVS) is namit Saarland.

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  1. "Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31. Dezember 2021" (PDF) (in German). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes. Juin 2022.
  2. "State population". Portal of the Federal Statistics Office Germany. Archived frae the original on 13 Mey 2007. Retrieved 3 Julie 2012.

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