Lorraine (region)

Lorraine (French pronunciation: ​[lɔʁɛn]; Lorrain: Louréne; Lorraine Franconian: Lottringe; German: Lothringen) is ane o the 27 régions o Fraunce. The admeenistrative region haes twa ceeties o equal importance, Metz an Nancy. Metz is considered tae be the offeecial caipital syne that is whaur the regional parliament is situatit. The region's name is derivit frae the medieval Lotharingie.

Lorraine
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Kintra Fraunce
PrefecturMetz
Departments
Govrenment
 • PresesJean-Pierre Masseret (PS)
Area
 • Total23,547 km2 (9,092 sq mi)
Population
 (2007-01-01)
 • Tot2,343,000
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
GDP (2006)[1]Rankit {{{GDP_rank}}}
Tot€54 billion (US${{{GDP_US$}}} bn)
Per capita€23,300 (US${{{GDP_per_capita_US$}}})
NUTS RegionFR4
Wabsteidlorraine.eu

The region consists o fower depairtments: Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle an Vosges an contains 2,337 communes.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "GDP per inhabitant in 2006 ranged from 25% of the EU27 average in Nord-Est in Romania to 336% in Inner London" (PDF). Eurostat.

Further readinEedit

  • Putnam, Ruth. Alsace and Lorraine: From Cæsar to Kaiser, 58 B.C.-1871 A.D. New York: 1915.

Freemit airtinsEedit

Coordinates: 49°00′N 6°00′E / 49.000°N 6.000°E / 49.000; 6.000