Alsace (French: Alsace [alzas]; Alsatian: Elsàss [ˈɛlsɑs]; German: Elsass, pre-1996: Elsaß, IPA: [ˈɛlzas]; Laitin: Alsatia) is a cultural region (nou pairt o Grand Est) in land aurie (8,280 km²), an the smawest in metropolitan Fraunce. It is the seivent-maist densely populatit region in Fraunce an third maist densely populate region in metropolitan Fraunce, wi ca. 220 indwellers per km² (tot population in 2006: 1,815,488; 1 Januar 2008 estimate: 1,836,000). Alsace is on Fraunce's eastren mairch an on the wast bank o the upper Rhine adjacent tae Germany an Swisserland. The poleetical, economic an cultural caipital as weel as lairgest ceety o Alsace is Strasbourg. Acause that ceety is the seat o dozens o internaitional organisations an bodies, Alsace is poleetically ane o the maist important regions in the European Union.

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Kintra Fraunce
 • PresesPhilippe Richert (2010–) (UMP)
 • Total8280 km2 (3,200 sq mi)
 • Total1,815,488
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP (2007)[2]Rankit {{{GDP_rank}}}
Tot€48 billion (US${{{GDP_US$}}} bn)
Per capita€26,500 (US${{{GDP_per_capita_US$}}})
NUTS RegionFR4



Mulhouse is the seicound biggest ceety efter Strasbourg. Mulhouse as aboot 100 000 fowk (4 times less then manchester) Mulhouse haes a wheen museum lik the museum o cars or the train museum.

Major communities


German oreeginal names in brackets gif French names are different

Sister provinces


Thare is an accord de coopération internationale atween Alsace an the follaein regions:[3]


  1. "Insee – Résultats du recensement de la population – 2006 – Alsace" (in (in French)). Archived frae the original on 8 December 2010. Retrieved 16 Apryle 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "GDP per inhabitant in 2006 ranged from 25% of the EU27 average in Nord-Est in Romania to 336% in Inner London" (PDF). Eurostat.
  3. Les Accords de coopération entre l’Alsace et... Archived 2009-03-09 at the Wayback Machine (in French)