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'''Strasbourg''' is a city of eastern [[France]], located close to the [[River Rhine]] where that river forms the [[border]] between France and [[Germany]]. Strasbourg is the main city of the region of [[Alsace]] and the language and culture of this typical borderland area show a mix of French and German influence. The city and the Alsace-Lorraine area were annexed by Germany at the end of the [[Franco-Prussian War]] of 1870-71, and were only regained by France in 1918. they were again annexed by Germany in the period 1940-45. Strasbourg was created as the administrative centre of the [[Council of Europe]] in 1949 to symbolise the determination that no more wars should take place in [[Europe]].
 
'''Strasbourg''' is a city of eastern [[France]], located close to the [[River Rhine]] where that river forms the [[border]] between France and [[Germany]]. Strasbourg is the main city of the region of [[Alsace]] and the language and culture of this typical borderland area show a mix of French and German influence. The city and the Alsace-Lorraine area were annexed by Germany at the end of the [[Franco-Prussian War]] of 1870-71, and were only regained by France in 1918. they were again annexed by Germany in the period 1940-45. Strasbourg was created as the administrative centre of the [[Council of Europe]] in 1949 to symbolise the determination that no more wars should take place in [[Europe]].
  
The [[European Parliament]] also meets in Strasbourg, although its main centre is [[Brussels]]. Strasbourg's its restaurants are said to be among the best in Europe.
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The [[European Parliament]] also meets in Strasbourg, although its main centre is [[Brussels]].
  
 
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[[Category:French Cities and Towns]]

Latest revision as of 16:03, 6 April 2010

Strasbourg is a city of eastern France, located close to the River Rhine where that river forms the border between France and Germany. Strasbourg is the main city of the region of Alsace and the language and culture of this typical borderland area show a mix of French and German influence. The city and the Alsace-Lorraine area were annexed by Germany at the end of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, and were only regained by France in 1918. they were again annexed by Germany in the period 1940-45. Strasbourg was created as the administrative centre of the Council of Europe in 1949 to symbolise the determination that no more wars should take place in Europe.

The European Parliament also meets in Strasbourg, although its main centre is Brussels.