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Place Stanislas
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Meurthe-et-Moselle
Arrondissement Nancy
Intercommunality Communauté urbaine du Grand Nancy
Mayor Laurent Hénard
Elevation 188–253 m (617–830 ft)
(avg. 212 m or 696 ft*)
Land area1 15.01 km2 (5.80 sq mi)
Population2 105,067  (2012)
 - Density 7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 54395/ 54000
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.

Coordinates: 48°24′49″N 6°06′38″E / 48.4137°N 6.1105°E / 48.4137; 6.1105

Nancy is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in the Lorraine region. It was formerly the capital of the old Duchy of Lorraine.

Nancy has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).


Sister cities

Nancy is twinned with:

  • Italy Padua, Italy, since 1964
  • Japan Kanazawa, Japan, since 1973
  • Israel Kiryat Shmona, Israel, since 1984

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