Alsace, France

Area: 8,280 km2 (5522 square miles)

Population: 1,649,000

Regional capital: Strasbourg

On the left bank of the Rhine, lies the French Province of Alsace, France's nexus to Germany, whose geographical location within the European context is of economic import.

This  advantageous placement has afforded Alsace exceptional benefits in its economy.

As a result, Alsace has a highly diversified infrastructure including engineering, textiles, chemicals and breweries.

Strasbourg, the Alsatian capital, is home to the European Parliament, whose proximity affords additional opportunity for economic proliferation and flexibility.

Towns in Alsace

This city is an industrial port on the Rhine with tourism, metallurgy, and textile activities.

Mulhouse- Mulhouse is a river port industrial center, and the 2nd largest city in the Alsace region of France.

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Obernai - Situated on France's "wine route", Obernai also has the Kronenbourg brewery and entices the traveler with fine Alsace gustatory experiences that feature foie gras, tarts, sauerkrauts, and asparagus dishes.

Strasbourg - An important industrial and political city, Strasbourg is the second largest port on the Rhine River after Duisburg, Germany.