Strasbourg (to pronounce [St? azbu?]), Strossburi (to pronounce [? tr�sb? laughed]) into Alsatian and German Stra�burg, is a situ�e city in the east of France, on left bank of the Rhine. It is the chief town of the r�gion Alsace and d�partement of the Low-Rhine. The city, si�ge of the Council of Europe since 1949, the Parliament europ�en since 1992 and the Court europ�enne of the human rights within the Palate of Human rights since 1998, carries the titles of capital europ�enne and capital of Europe. Its inhabitants are appel�s the Of Strasbourg one (be).