Saarbrücken

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Saarbrücken
Saarbrücken in January 2006
Saarbrücken in January 2006
Flag of Saarbrücken
Flag
Coat of arms of Saarbrücken
Coat of arms
Location of Saarbrücken within Saarbrücken district
SB-Rathaus.jpg
Saarbrücken is located in Germany
Saarbrücken
Saarbrücken
Saarbrücken is located in Saarland
Saarbrücken
Saarbrücken
Coordinates: 49°14′N 7°0′E / 49.233°N 7.000°E / 49.233; 7.000Coordinates: 49°14′N 7°0′E / 49.233°N 7.000°E / 49.233; 7.000
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictSaarbrücken
Subdivisions20
Government
 • MayorCharlotte Britz (SPD)
Area
 • City167.07 km2 (64.51 sq mi)
Elevation
230.1 m (754.9 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[3]
 • City179,709
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Urban
329,593 [2]
 • Metro
700,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
66001–66133
Dialling codes0681, 06893, 06897, 06898, 06805
Vehicle registrationSB
Websitewww.saarbruecken.de
County of Saarbrücken

Grafschaft Saarbrücken (de)
Comté de Sarrebruck (fr)
Grofschaft Saarbrécken (lb)
12th century–1797
StatusState of the Holy Roman Empire
CapitalSaarbrücken
Common languagesRhine Franconian; see language of the Saarland
GovernmentPrincipality
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Joined Holy Roman Empire
925
• Established
ca 1120 12th century
• Passed to Nassau-Weilburg
1353
• Occupied by France
1793
• Annexed by France
1797
 
June 9 1815
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bishopric of Metz Bishopric of Metz
Sarre (department)

Saarbrücken (German: [zaːɐ̯ˈbʁʏkn̩] (About this soundlisten); French: Sarrebruck[4] [saʁbʁyk]; Rhine Franconian: Saarbrigge [zaːˈbʁɪɡə]; Latin: Saravipons) is a German city and a district in the state of Saarland.

The city is also the capital of the Saarland. Saarbrücken has 180,000 inhabitants and is on the river Saar.

References[change | change source]

  1. Eurodistrict SaarMoselle
  2. [1] Archived 2018-06-19 at the Wayback Machine Saarland.de – Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 30.06.2017
  3. "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2016 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). January 2018.
  4. "Start | Landeshauptstadt Saarbrücken". Saarbruecken.de (in French and German).

Other websites[change | change source]

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