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The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Saarbruecken.
Coat of arms of Saarbrücken
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Country Germany
State Saarland
District Saarbrücken District
City subdivisions 20
Mayor Charlotte Britz (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 167.07 km2 (64.51 sq mi)
Elevation 230.1 m  (755 ft)
Population 180,515  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 1,080 /km2 (2,798 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate SB
Postal codes 66001-66133
Area codes 0681, 06893, 06897, 06898, 06805
Location of the town of Saarbrücken within Saarbrücken District district
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 (French Sarrebruck) is a German city and a district in the state of Saarland.

It is also the capital of the Saarland. Saarbrücken has 180,000 inhabitants and is on the river Saar.

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