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Coat of arms of Belfort
Belfort is located in France
Country France
Region Free County
Department Territoire de Belfort
Arrondissement Belfort
Intercommunality Communauté de l'Agglomération Belfortaine
Mayor Damien Meslot
Elevation 354–560 m (1,161–1,837 ft)
(avg. 358 m/1,175 ft)
Land area1 17.10 km2 (6.60 sq mi)
Population2 50,102  (2012)
 - Density 2,930 /km2 (7,600 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 90010/ 90000
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.

Coordinates: 47°22′54″N 6°30′53″E / 47.3817°N 6.5146°E / 47.3817; 6.5146

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