I am ashamed but willing to confess that for most of my life I thought that the city of Strasbourg was in Germany. It’s not. It’s in France. Far eastern France, only 1.8 miles (3 km) from the border with Germany. And in fact the city’s name is German. So I think I can be forgiven.
Strasbourg is France’s ninth largest city, probably because it is home to the European Parliament.
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