Strasbourg is the capital and largest city of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine (ACAL) region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament.
Located close to the border with Germany, it is the capital of the Bas-Rhin département. The city and the region of Alsace were historically predominantly Alemannic-speaking with various dialects, hence the city’s Germanic name.
In 2013, the city proper had 275,718 inhabitants, Eurométropole de Strasbourg (Greater Strasbourg) had 475,934 inhabitants and the Arrondissement of Strasbourg had 482,384 inhabitants. With a population of 768,868 in 2012, Strasbourg’s metropolitan area (only the part of the metropolitan area on French territory) is the ninth largest in France and home to 13% of the ACAL region’s inhabitants. The transnational Eurodistrict Strasbourg-Ortenau had a population of 915,000 inhabitants in 2014.
MARK FINNEGAN recently visited the city to interview a number of Irish MEPs. Here he chats with Noel McGuinness about his trip and the many joys of this marvellous city.
|Duration: 12'46"||DATE: July 14, 2015|
|Themes:Local Current Affairs|
|Keywords:Strasbourg, Travel, Travelogue, Holidays, Tourism|
|Creator:Near FM||Publisher:Near FM|
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