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Coat of arms of Belfort
Coat of arms
Belfort is located in France
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Belfort is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 47°22′54″N 6°30′53″E / 47.3817°N 6.5146°E / 47.3817; 6.5146Coordinates: 47°22′54″N 6°30′53″E / 47.3817°N 6.5146°E / 47.3817; 6.5146
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Territoire de Belfort
Arrondissement Belfort
Intercommunality Communauté de l'Agglomération Belfortaine
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Damien Meslot
Area1 17.10 km2 (6.60 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 50,102
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 90010 /90000
Elevation 354–560 m (1,161–1,837 ft)
(avg. 358 m or 1,175 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Belfort is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Territoire de Belfort in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.

The Lion of Belfort lies at the bottom of the citadel and is a symbol of the city's resistance during the Franco-Prussian War.

Lion de Belfort