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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
Coordinates 49°14′0″N 7°0′0″E / 49.23333°N 7.00000°E / 49.23333; 7.00000
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)
State of the Holy Roman Empire
Bishopric of Metz
12th century–1797
Capital Saarbrücken
Language(s) Rhine Franconian; see language of the Saarland
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 - Joined Holy Roman Empire 925
 - Established ca 1120 12th century
 - Passed to Nassau-Weilburg 1353
 - Occupied by France 1793
 - Annexed by France 1797
 - Passed to Prussian Grd
    Dchy Lwr Rhine
June 9 1815

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.