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Saarbrücken is the capital of the state of Saarland in Germany.
The city sits at the heart of a metropolitan area that bounds westwards to
Dillingen and northeastwards to Neunkirchen, in which most of the
people of the Saarland live.
Saarbrücken used to be the industrial and transport centre of a great coal basin;
factories here produced iron and steel, sugar, beer, pottery, optical instruments,
machinery, and construction materials.
However, over the past decades the industrial importance of Saarland has declined,
as it is much cheaper, even for German companies, to import coal from lower-wage
countries instead of buying it here.
Historic landmarks in the city include the stone bridge across the Saar (1546),
the Gothic church of St Arnual, the 18th century Saarbrücker Schloss (castle) and
the old part of the town, the St. Johanner Markt.
In 1815 Saarbrücken came under Prussian control, and for two periods in the
20th century (191935 and 194557) it became part of the Saar territory under French
For this reason, coupled with its proximity to the French border,
it retains a certain French influence.
In modern German Saarbrücken literally means Saar bridges,
and indeed there are about a dozen bridges across the Saar river.
However the name actually predates any bridge at this spot by at least 500 years.
The historical name of the town is actually Sarabrucca, derived from the
Old High German word Brucca, which became Brocken in
High German (rocks or boulders in English)
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