Belfort ; archaic German: Beffert/Beffort) is a city in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in Northeastern France, situated between Lyon and Strasbourg, approximately 25 km from the France–Switzerland border. It is the prefecture of the Territoire de Belfort department.
Belfort is 400 km from Paris, 141 km from Strasbourg, 290 km from Lyon and 150 km from Zürich. The residents of the city are called "Belfortains". The city is located on the river Savoureuse, on a strategically important natural route between the Rhine and the Rhône – the Belfort Gap or Burgundian Gate . It is located approximately 16 km south from the base of the Ballon d'Alsace mountain range, source of the Savoureuse. The city of Belfort has 46,443 inhabitants . Belfort is the centre of a larger functional area with 133,597 inhabitants , between the larger metropolitan areas of Mulhouse and Montbéliard.
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Belfort, Franche-Comté, France
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