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Strasbourg is a French city on the border with Germany, the capital of one of the most important regions in European history - Alsace. Now the city is the most important trade, economic, industrial and tourist center of eastern France. According to the latest data, the population of Strasbourg was about 280 thousand people, a high inflow of migrants in recent years suggests that this number may increase.
Being the most important transport hub in France, Strasbourg could not but become an object of tourists' attention, so dozens of tourist routes converge here, which can cover both French cities and a number of European countries. At the moment, Strasbourg does not have direct flights with Russian cities; if you travel purposefully from Russia, you will need to make a transfer in Paris. There are also alternative options for getting to Strasbourg.
From Paris to Strasbourg, both planes and trains leave. The distance of 490 kilometers is covered in 2.5 hours; comfortable French trains meet the standards not only in terms of speed of transportation, but also in safety. When flying to Strasbourg from the French capital, you still have to use the train - the airport is located at a tangible distance from the city limits, therefore a train has been launched from the airport to Strasbourg.
An alternative to traveling from Paris is to depart from Lyon. The travel time will be longer - even high-speed French trains carry passenger groups for about 5 hours, but this will be a good opportunity to get acquainted with the suburban area of France, since stops for rest of passengers are compulsory according to European standards.
The climate zone in which Strasbourg is located is more of a continental climate. There are some nuances here, since the geographical position of the city affects a number of climatic indicators. Surrounded by mountains, Strasbourg differs from neighboring cities in Alsace with less rainfall in summer and in the off-season and less windy weather throughout the year. Nevertheless, the annual temperature drops are quite noticeable - cool and periodically snowy winters in the city are replaced by hot, sometimes sultry summers.
The average temperature in July, the warmest month of the year, is kept at around +20 ° С in shadows. Quite often, a significant increase in this indicator, which, coupled with dry weather, is felt very strongly. By mid-August, dry weather quickly gives way to rain, which is often accompanied by a thunderstorm.
In winter, Strasbourg is quite cold by the standards of the general climate of France, snowfalls are frequent, but it is impossible to see large snowdrifts here. The coldest month is January, the thermometer can drop to -3 ° C. Abnormal cold in the city is considered to be below -10 ° C.
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Topic: Geography and Climate in Strasbourg.