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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. Situated on the Ill River and in the Upper Rhine the city is close to the German border, tucked in between the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest. The region of Alsace is historically German which explains Strasbourg’s Germanic name.
The site of today’s city was first used as a military camp in 12 BC by the Romans. Following its occupation by the German Alemanni the Holy Roman Empire took control in 923. In 1681 they lost the Thirty Years War and so Strasbourg became part of Louis XIV’s France. However following the Franco-Prussian War the city was annexed to the newly established German Empire in 1870. French troops had to liberate the city twice in 1918 and 1944 during both World Wars. In 1949 it was chosen as the seat of the European Council while the European Parliament have met there since 1952. Both still call Strasbourg their home today as the city remains one of the most important in Europe.