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Coat of arms of Saarbrücken
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Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarbrücken District
Subdivisions 20
230.1 m (754.9 ft)
 • Total 181,959
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes 0681, 06893, 06897, 06898, 06805
Vehicle registration SB
County of Saarbrücken

Grafschaft Saarbrücken (de)
Comté de Sarrebruck (fr)
Grofschaft Saarbrécken (lb)
12th century–1797
Status State of the Holy Roman Empire
Capital Saarbrücken
Common languages Rhine Franconian; see language of the Saarland
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
• Joined Holy Roman Empire
• Established
ca 1120 12th century
• Passed to Nassau-Weilburg
• Occupied by France
• Annexed by France
• Passed to Prussian Grd
    Dchy Lwr Rhine
June 9 1815
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Bishopric of Metz Bishopric of Metz
Sarre (department)

Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Saarbrücken is Saarland's administrative, commercial and cultural centre and is next to the French border.

Saarbrücken was created in 1909 by the merger of three towns, Saarbrücken, St. Johann, and Malstatt-Burbach. It was the industrial and transport centre of the Saar coal basin. Products included iron and steel, sugar, beer, pottery, optical instruments, machinery, and construction materials.

Historic landmarks in the city include the stone bridge across the Saar (1546), the Gothic church of St. Arnual, the 18th-century Saarbrücken Castle, and the old part of the town, the Sankt Johanner Markt (Market of St. Johann).

In the 20th century, Saarbrücken was twice separated from Germany: in 1920–35 as capital of the Territory of the Saar Basin and in 1947–56 as capital of the Saar Protectorate.

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