Strasbourg

Strasbourg (/ˈstɹæsbɜːɡ/; French pronunciation: ​[stʁazbuʁ], [stʁasbuʁ]; Alemannic German: Strossburi, [ˈʃd̥rɔːsb̥uri]; German: Straßburg, [ˈʃtʁaːsbʊɐ̯k], [ˈʃtʁaːsbʊʁç]) is the caipital an principal ceety o the Grand Est region in north-eastren Fraunce an is the offeecial seat o the European Parliament. Locatit close tae the border wi Germany, it is the caipital o the Bas-Rhin depairtment. In 2006, the ceety proper haed 272,975 inhabitants an its urban community 467,375 inhabitants. Wi 638,670 inhabitants in 2006, Strasbourg's metropolitan aurie ("aire urbaine") (ae the pairt o the metropolitan aurie on French territory) is the nint lairgest in Fraunce. The transnational Eurodistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau haes a population o 884,988 inhabitants.[4]

Strasbourg
Centre ville vu du cote nord.JPG
Strasbourg is located in Fraunce
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
Location within Grand Est region
Strasbourg is located in Grand Est
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
Coordinates: 48°35′04″N 7°44′55″E / 48.5844°N 7.7486°E / 48.5844; 7.7486Coordinates: 48°35′04″N 7°44′55″E / 48.5844°N 7.7486°E / 48.5844; 7.7486
KintraFraunce
RegionGrand Est
DepairtmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementStrasbourg-Ville
Cantonchief toun o 10 cantons
IntercommunalityUrban Commonty o Strasbourg
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Roland Ries (PS)
Area
1
78.26 km2 (30.22 sq mi)
 • Urban
 (2012[1])
224 km2 (86 sq mi)
 • Metro
 (2012[1])
1351.5 km2 (521.8 sq mi)
 • Rank7t in Fraunce
 • Urban
 (2012[1])
454,475[2]
 • Metro
 (2012[1])
768,868[3]
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET (UTC +1))
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
Diallin codes0388, 0390, 0368
Elevation132–151 m (433–495 ft)
Websitehttp://www.strasbourg.eu/
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries.

Twin Touns - Sister CeetiesEdit

Strasbourg is twinned wi:

ReferencesEdit

  1. a b c d Only the part of the urban area on French territory.
  2. Unité urbaine de Strasbourg (partie française) (67701) on INSEE
  3. "Aire urbaine de Strasbourg (partie française) (009)". insee.fr. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  4. The offeecial wabsteid o the Eurodistrict indicates Archived 2011-11-18 at the Wayback Machine a population o 868,014, but this does no take inte accoont the offeecial figures for 2008 Archived 2010-03-31 at the Wayback Machine o the Ortenaukreis, which haed a population o 417,613 on 31 December 2008. 884,988 is the addition o the French 2006 census an the German 2008 census. The real actual number o inhabitants is in fact even heicher, due tae the steady growth o the Urban Community o Strasbourg.
  5. "Dresden - Partner Cities". © 2008 Landeshauptstadt Dresden. Archived frae the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2008.