See also: Frankfurt (homonymy)
Frankfurt-on-the Oder ( Frankfurt (Oder) , Frankobord in Sorabe ) is a German city Land of Brandebourg. It is located on banks of the Oder, opposite the Polish city of Słubice. It counts 66.151 inhabitants (estimate at June 30th, 2004).
At Frankfurt the European Université Viadrina is located, which with share of the German students (60%) and Polish (30%) account an important minority of students of all the countries of the European Union (10%).
As everywhere in the Brandebourg, unemployment is particularly accentuated there and the little of opportunities of finding a work is an important cause of the reduction in the population. From 2000 to 2005 the population thus fell of almost 5000 people. Because of synonymy, the city is the subject usually in the language of the every day of désobligeantes comparisons with prosperous the Francfort-sur-le-Main, in the form of so-called misunderstandings.
However, Frankfurt can hope for a fast revival thanks to its university. This one, of an international repute, accommodates more than five thousand students, of which more of the third are foreign (mainly Polish).
EconomyWith Frankfurt-on-the Oder one of the two breweries of the German group TCB is, which produces the beer Frankfurter and repurchased the Lorraine brewery of Champigneulles to the Brasseries Kronenbourg in 2006.
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