Belfort

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Belfort
Belfort2.jpg
Coat of arms of Belfort
Coat of arms
Belfort is located in France
Belfort
Belfort
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Belfort is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Belfort
Belfort
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
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentTerritoire de Belfort
ArrondissementBelfort
IntercommunalityCommunauté de l'Agglomération Belfortaine
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Damien Meslot
Area
1
17.10 km2 (6.60 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
50,102
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
90010 /90000
Elevation354–560 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