Altkirch

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Altkirch
Subprefecture and commune
Historic centre of Altkirch.
Historic centre of Altkirch.
Coat of arms of Altkirch
Coat of arms
Altkirch is located in France
Altkirch
Altkirch
Location within Grand Est region
Altkirch is located in Grand Est
Altkirch
Altkirch
Coordinates: 47°37′N 7°14′E / 47.62°N 7.24°E / 47.62; 7.24Coordinates: 47°37′N 7°14′E / 47.62°N 7.24°E / 47.62; 7.24
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Altkirch
Canton Altkirch
Intercommunality Altkirch et Environs
Government
 • Mayor (2017-2020) Nicolas Jander
Area1 9.54 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 5,738
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Altkirchois
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68004 /68130
Elevation 274–392 m (899–1,286 ft)
(avg. 333 m or 1,093 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Altkirch is a commune in Alsace in north-eastern France, in the Haut-Rhin department, of which it is a subprefecture. It is in the Grand Est region. Its name comes from the German Alte Kirche ("old church").

Geography[change | change source]

Altkirch is in the south of the Haut-Rhin department. The Ill river, a left tributary of the Rhine river, flows through the commune.

It has an area of 9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 333 m (1,093 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 290 m (950 ft).[2]

The distances from Altkirch to other cities are:[3]

Altkirch and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Altkirch

The commune of Altkirch is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Altkirch, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[3]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Altkirch are known, in French, as Altkirchois (women: Altkirchoises).[4]

With a population of 5,738,[5] Altkirch has a population density of 601 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Altkirch

Administration[change | change source]

Altkirch is a subprefecture in the Haut-Rhin department since 1800. It is the capital of the Altkirch arrondissement and is also the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Altkirch formed by 64 communes, with 47,552 inhabitants (2014).[6]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Altkirch is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Commune d'Altkirch (68004)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 18 December 2017. 
  2. "City of Altkirch". Map-France.com. Retrieved 18 December 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville d'Altkirch". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 18 December 2017. 
  4. "Habitants du départment: Haut-Rhin" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  6. "Commune d'Altkirch (68004)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 

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