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Nancy

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This article is about the city in France. There is also Nancy, Kentucky and Nancy (comic strip).
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Place Stanislas - Gate of Amphitrite

Nancy (pronounced in French) is a city and commune which is the préfecture (capital) of the Meurthe-et-Moselle département, in the Lorraine région of northeastern France. The metropolitan area (French: aire urbaine) of Nancy had a population of 410,508 inhabitants at the 1999 census, 103,605 of whom lived in the city of Nancy proper (105,100 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2004 estimates).

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Geography

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The neighboring communes of Nancy are: Jarville-la-Malgrange, Laxou, Malzéville, Maxéville, Saint-Max, Tomblaine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, Villers-lès-Nancy.

Sights

The Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, and Place d'Alliance were added on the World Heritage Sites list by the UNESCO in 1983. Nancy's German name is Nanzig, although it is now out of use. That name can still be found in the Luxemburgish adaptation "Nantzeg".

Culture

At the turn of the 20th century, Nancy was a major center of the Art Nouveau style.

Transportation

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Stan-Trolley

The municipality has installed Trogui : a network of trolleybus using a guidance rail. It has suffered many incidents and malfunctions.

Miscellaneous

The N ray, which turned out to be a figment of local physicist René-Prosper Blondlot's imagination, was named for Nancy.

Colleges and Universities

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Place Stanislas - Arc de triomphe

Births

Nancy was the birthplace of:

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Place Stanislas - Gate of Neptune

Twins towns

See also

External links

de:Nancy (Frankreich) eo:Nancio fr:Nancy nl:Nancy ja:ナンシー pl:Nancy ro:Nancy sv:Nancy

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