L'Est Républicain

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L'Est Républicain is a daily regional French newspaper based in Nancy, France.

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French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.

Newspaper Scheduled publication containing news of events, articles, features, editorials, and advertising

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Nancy, France Prefecture and commune in Grand Est, France

Nancy is the capital of the north-eastern French department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, and formerly the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, and then the French province of the same name. The metropolitan area of Nancy had a population of 434,565 inhabitants at the 2011 census, making it the 20th largest urban area in France. The population of the city of Nancy proper was 104,321 in 2014.


History and profile

L'Est Républicain was established in 1889 by Léon Goulette, a French Republican. [1] [2] The newspaper was founded on the grounds of anti-Boulangisme . It was closed down in 1941 when France was under the German occupation during World War II. [1] In 1946 it was restarted. [1] The paper is headquartered in Nancy [3] and has its primary market in the régions of Lorraine and Franche-Comté. [1] [2]

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Franche-Comté Region of France

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L'Est Républicain has a conservative stance. [1] The paper belongs to Societe du Journal l'Est Republicain SA, who also owns the newspapers La Liberté de l'Est and Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace among others. [4] The publisher of L'Est Républicain is Est Bourgogne Rhône Alpes. [1]

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On 23 September 2006, L'Est Républicain published a report on the possible death of Osama bin Laden. [5]

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The circulation of the daily was 180,000 copies in 2009. [1]

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  2. 1 2 "L'Est Républicain achieves greater efficiency". Baldwin Technology Company. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
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