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Coat of arms of Belfort
Belfort is located in France
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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