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Saarlouis is a city in the Saarland, Germany, capital of the district of Saarlouis. In 2003 the town had a population of 38,420. Saarlouis, as the name implies, is located at the river Saar. It was famous for its nearby steel and iron ore production and its mining facilities in close proximity. Today, the Ford Motor Company is the city's largest employer, producing the Ford Focus and other models. The plant in the Roederberg suburb is one of Ford's most efficient facilities world-wide. The city is located only 20 minutes' drive from France, and 45 minutes from the capital of Luxemburg. Saarland is one of the 16 states of Germany. ... Saarlouis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of the Saarland, Germany. ... Saar loop at Mettlach The Saar (French: Sarre) is a river, that rises in the Vosges mountains in Alsace with two headstreams (Red and White Saar) at the Donon, running through Lorraine and the Saarland, which was named after it. ... The Ford Motor Company (often referred to simply as Ford; sometimes nicknamed FoMoCo), NYSE: F is an automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, United States (where the company is currently headquartered), and incorporated on June 16, 1903. ... Luxembourg - a small country in west Europe Luxembourg (city) - the capital city of the country Luxembourg (district) - a district in the country Luxembourg, province of Belgium Luxemburg, Iowa - a city in the USA Luxemburg, Wisconsin - a village in the USA Luxembourg Garden, Paris, France Luxemburg Township, Minnesota - a township in...


During Adolf Hitler's regime, from 1936 to 1945 the city was officially renamed to Saarlautern, as the Nazi government tried to germanize the city's name of French origin. The louis in the city name refers to the French king Louis XIV., who in 1680 started to build the fort of Saarlouis to protect his kingdom's borders. Hitler redirects here. ... For the musical group of the same name, see Louis XIV (band). ...


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  • http://www.saarlouis.de

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The checked fl-and-white top part of the coat of arms is taken from the coat of the Hohenzollern, to remember that the area belonged to the German Empire (which was ruled by the Hohenzollern dynasty) directly.
The bottom part is the coat of arms of the Lorraine, as Saarlouis belonged to Duchy of Lorraine 1100-1766.
The star stands for the French fortress of Saarlouis, the origin of the city, which was build in a star form.
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