Strasbourg

Strasbourg
Prefecture and commune
Strasbourg Railway Station at Night, Alsace, France - Diliff.jpg
Strasbourg Cathedral.jpgAbsolute ponts couverts 02.jpg
Strasbourg Palais Rohan depuis le quai des Bateliers.jpgAbsolute Petite France 02.jpgStraßburger Kaiserpalast (heute Palais du Rhin).jpg
Strasbourg-Hôtel Brion (2).jpgEuropean Parliament Strasbourg Hemicycle - Diliff.jpg
Strasbourg seen from Esca Tower in 2014.jpg
From top left: Central Station; Strasbourg Cathedral and the Old Town; Ponts Couverts; Palais Rohan; Petite France; Palais du Rhin; Hôtel Brion; Hemicycle of the European Parliament; Strasbourg skyline in 2014
Flag of Strasbourg
Flag
Coat of arms of Strasbourg
Coat of arms
Strasbourg is located in France
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
Location within Grand Est region
Strasbourg is located in Grand Est
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
Coordinates: 48°35′N 7°45′E / 48°35′N 7°45′E / 48.58; 7.75
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.

Strasbourg is a city in eastern France, the prefecture of Grand Est. Today, about 275,000 people live there (with around 780,000 in the metropolitan area). It lies on the left bank of the Rhine, opposite the German city of Kehl.

Strasbourg is the seat Council of Europe, of the European Court of Human Rights and of the European Parliament. A lot of people also consider Strasbourg to be the capital of the European Union.

History

Its old town, la Grande Île ("Grand Island") has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The city was founded in 12 BC by Drusus, the brother of Tiberius. Its Celtic name was Argentorate (which the Romans called Argentoratum). People think this name is linked to the river Ill (that flows into the Rhine near Strasbourg).

At that time, it was on the Limes, a fortification the Romans built across Europe (to keep out the Germanic tribes). There was a fortification (named castella drusi, drusus fort) at that spot. Soldiers need to live from something, so a local civilian settlement developed there. Later, the Limes was pushed farther east.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Straatsburg
Alemannisch: Straßburg
አማርኛ: ስትራዝቡርግ
Ænglisc: Strǣtburg
العربية: ستراسبورغ
armãneashti: Strasbourg
arpetan: Strasbôrg
asturianu: Estrasburgu
azərbaycanca: Strasburq
تۆرکجه: استراسبورگ
Bân-lâm-gú: Strasbourg
беларуская: Страсбур
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Страсбург
български: Страсбург
Boarisch: Strossburg
bosanski: Strasbourg
brezhoneg: Straßburg
català: Estrasburg
Чӑвашла: Страсбург
Cebuano: Strasbourg
čeština: Štrasburk
corsu: Strasburgu
Cymraeg: Strasbwrg
dansk: Strasbourg
Deutsch: Straßburg
dolnoserbski: Strasbourg
eesti: Strasbourg
Ελληνικά: Στρασβούργο
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Straśbûrg
English: Strasbourg
español: Estrasburgo
Esperanto: Strasburgo
estremeñu: Estrasburgu
euskara: Estrasburgo
français: Strasbourg
Gaeilge: Strasbourg
galego: Estrasburgo
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Strasbourg
Hausa: Strasbourg
հայերեն: Ստրասբուրգ
hornjoserbsce: Strasbourg
hrvatski: Strasbourg
Bahasa Indonesia: Strasbourg
interlingua: Strasbourg
Interlingue: Strasbourg
íslenska: Strassborg
italiano: Strasburgo
עברית: שטרסבורג
Basa Jawa: Strasbourg
kalaallisut: Strasbourg
ქართული: სტრასბური
kaszëbsczi: Sztrasbùrg
kernowek: Strasbourg
Kiswahili: Strasbourg
Kreyòl ayisyen: Estrasbou
kurdî: Strasbourg
Ladino: Estrasburgo
Latina: Argentoratum
latviešu: Strasbūra
Lëtzebuergesch: Stroossbuerg
lietuvių: Strasbūras
Limburgs: Sjtraasburg
lingála: Strasburg
magyar: Strasbourg
македонски: Стразбур
მარგალური: სტრასბური
مازِرونی: استراسبورگ
Bahasa Melayu: Strasbourg
монгол: Страсбург
Nāhuatl: Strasbourg
Nederlands: Straatsburg
Napulitano: Strasburgo
нохчийн: Страсбург
norsk: Strasbourg
norsk nynorsk: Strasbourg
Nouormand: Estrâbouô
Novial: Strasbourg
occitan: Estrasborg
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Strasburg
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸਟਰਾਸਬਰਗ
Pälzisch: Straßburg
پنجابی: شٹراسبرگ
Piemontèis: Strasborgh
Plattdüütsch: Straßborg
polski: Strasburg
Ποντιακά: Στρασβούργο
português: Estrasburgo
română: Strasbourg
Runa Simi: Strasbourg
русский: Страсбург
sardu: Strasbourg
Scots: Strasbourg
Seeltersk: Straasbuurich
shqip: Strasburg
sicilianu: Strasburgu
slovenčina: Štrasburg
slovenščina: Strasbourg
ślůnski: Strasbourg
کوردی: ستراسبورگ
српски / srpski: Стразбур
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Strasbourg
suomi: Strasbourg
svenska: Strasbourg
Tagalog: Strasbourg
Taqbaylit: Strassburg
татарча/tatarça: Страсбург
Türkçe: Strazburg
українська: Страсбург
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Strasburg
vèneto: Strasburgo
vepsän kel’: Strasburg
Tiếng Việt: Strasbourg
Volapük: Strasbourg
West-Vlams: Stroatsburg
Winaray: Strasbourg
ייִדיש: שטראסבורג