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The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Saarbruecken.
Coat of arms of Saarbrücken
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarbrücken District
Subdivisions 20
 • Mayor Charlotte Britz (SPD)
 • Total 167.07 km2 (64.51 sq mi)
Elevation 230.1 m (754.9 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 178,151
 • Density 1,066.33/km2 (2,761.77/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 66001-66133
Dialling codes 0681, 06893, 06897, 06898, 06805
Vehicle registration SB
County of Saarbrücken
Grafschaft Saarbrücken (de)
Comté de Sarrebruck (fr)
Grofschaft Saarbrécken (lb)
State of the Holy Roman Empire
12th century–1797
Capital Saarbrücken
Languages Rhine Franconian; see language of the Saarland
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Joined Holy Roman Empire 925
 •  Established ca 1120 12th century
 •  Passed to Nassau-Weilburg 1353
 •  Occupied by France 1793
 •  Annexed by France 1797
 •  Passed to Prussian Grd
    Dchy Lwr Rhine
June 9 1815
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bishopric of Metz Bishopric of Metz
Sarre (department)

Saarbrücken (French: Sarrebruck) 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.

  1. "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2015 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). July 2016.