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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.
Saarbrücken in January 2006
Saarbrücken in January 2006
Coat of arms of Saarbrücken
Coat of arms
Saarbrücken is located in Germany
Location of Saarbrücken within Saarbrücken district
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
Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarbrücken
 • Mayor Charlotte Britz (SPD)
 • City 167.07 km2 (64.51 sq mi)
Elevation 230.1 m (754.9 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[3]
 • City 179,709
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
 • Urban 329,593 [2]
 • Metro 700,000[1]
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.

References[change | change source]

  1. [1] Euro District Saar-Moselle
  2. [2] – 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.

Other websites[change | change source]

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