Recycling Monday/ Lunes de Reciclaje Strasbourg, France…Estrasburgo, Francia

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Strasbourg is the capital and principal city of the Alsace 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 Alemannic-speaking, which explains the city’s Germanic name. In 2006, the city proper had 272,975 inhabitants and its urban community 467,375 inhabitants. With 759,868 inhabitants in 2010, Strasbourg’s metropolitan area (only the part of the metropolitan area on French territory) is the ninth largest in France. Strasbourg had a population of 884,988 inhabitants in 2008. Strasbourg is the seat of several European institutions, such as the Council of Europe (with its European Court of Human Rights, its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and its European Audiovisual Observatory) and the Eurocorps, as well as the European Parliament and the European Ombudsman of the European Union. The city is also the seat of the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine and the International Institute of Human Rights. Strasbourg’s historic city centre, the Grande Île (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honour was placed on an entire city centre. Strasbourg is immersed in the Franco-German culture and although violently disputed throughout history, has been a bridge of unity between France and Germany for centuries, especially through the University of Strasbourg, currently the second largest in France, and the coexistence of Catholic and Protestant culture. The largest Islamic place of worship in France, the Strasbourg Grand Mosque, was inaugurated by French Interior Minister Manuel Valls on 27 September 2012. Economically, Strasbourg is an important centre of manufacturing and engineering, as well as a hub of road, rail, and river transportation. The port of Strasbourg is the second largest on the Rhine after Duisburg, Germany. In terms of city ranking for innovation, Strasbourg has been ranked the third city in France and 18th globally.

 

 

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Estrasburgo es una ciudad de Francia, capital y principal urbe de Alsacia y del este de Francia. Estrasburgo es capital del departamento del Bajo Rin. El área urbana de Estrasburgo alcanzó en 2009 una población de 1.175.393 habitantes, extendiendo su influencia a localidades próximas de Alemania y situándose en la cuarta posición de los núcleos de población más grandes de Francia. Por su situación, Estrasburgo es desde la antigüedad un importante centro de comunicaciones, especialmente fluvial, albergando el segundo puerto en importancia sobre el río Rin, siendo éste el río más transitado del mundo. Ciudad universitaria con más 58 000 estudiantes, tiene numerosas escuelas nacionales, siendo el mayor polo de estudios de tercer grado del país. La estructura comercial de Estraburgo es muy importante y su rango cultural, muy elevado con la presencia de un teatro, biblioteca, orquesta y ópera todos ellos de ámbito nacional. La ciudad es, con la capital del país, la única en tener ese nivel de instituciones culturales. Estrasburgo es la segunda plaza bancaria de Francia con una bolsa y 8 sedes bancarias. El sector industrial es especialmente activo, siendo la región de Estrasburgo la más dinámica del país en cuanto al PIB per cápita. Su centro histórico está declarado Patrimonio Unesco de la Humanidad desde 1988 y su actividad turística es muy intensa. Es la octava ciudad de la lista mundial de ciudades organizadoras de congresos, por detrás de París y por delante de Barcelona. http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estrasburgo

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