[stras-burg, strahz-boo rg; French straz-boor]
- a fortress city in and the capital of Bas-Rhin, in NE France, near the Rhine: cathedral; taken by Allied forces November 1944.
German Strass·burg [shtrahs-boo rk] /ˈʃtrɑs bʊərk/.
- a department in NE France. 1848 sq. mi. (4785 sq. km). Capital: Strasbourg.
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The last time a Pope addressed the parliament in Strasbourg was in 1988 when an Iron Curtain still divided the continent.Pope’s Blistering Attack on ‘Haggard’ Europe
November 26, 2014
Anti-immigration and anti-euro currency, she has set her sights on blocking the controversial EU-U.S. trade pact in Strasbourg.
Polls nevertheless have put UKIP in first place in the UK, with estimates it could virtually double its seats in Strasbourg.
He came to Strasbourg, France, to witness the free speech argument in Harry Evans's landmark thalidomide case.The Essential Anthony Lewis
Anthony Lester, Josh Dzieza
March 25, 2013
Finally, in a town-hall meeting in Strasbourg, France, President Obama discussed anti-American sentiment in Europe.Obamas Abroad: 9 Great Video Moments
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April 4, 2009
It would be a military picnic, a holiday excursion from Strasbourg to Berlin.The Downfall
For Strasbourg is now one of the great strongholds of the German Empire.
"To attack the fort at Strasbourg will not be easy," said Crochard, at last.
Let the attack on Mannheim have what success it may, Strasbourg will be held still.
He has taken the Strasbourg road, instead of the northern one.'
- a city in NE France, on the Rhine: the chief French inland port; under German rule (1870–1918); university (1567); seat of the Council of Europe and of the European Parliament. Pop: 264 115 (1999)German name: Strassburg (ˈʃtraːsbʊrk)
- a department of NE France in Alsace region. Capital: Strasbourg. Pop: 1 052 698 (2003 est). Area: 4793 sq km (1869 sq miles)
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