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Fribourg
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Coat of arms of Fribourg
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Fribourg
District Sarine
Government
 • Mayor French: syndic de Fribourg, German: Stadtammann or Ammann von Freiburg
Pierre-Alain Clément SPS
(as of 2014)
Area
 • Total 9.3 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation
610 m (2,000 ft)
Highest elevation
(Schönberg)
702 m (2,303 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 38,489
 • Density 4,139/km2 (10,720/sq mi)
Postal code
1700
Surrounded by Düdingen, Givisiez, Granges-Paccot, Marly, Pierrafortscha, St. Ursen, Tafers, Villars-sur-Glâne
Twin towns Rueil-Malmaison (France)

Fribourg is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg. Both sides of the river Saane/Sarine run through Fribourg. As of December 2011, 36,633 people lived there.

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