Arrondissement of Altkirch

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Arrondissement of Altkirch
Location of Altkirch in Haut-Rhinn
Location of Altkirch in Haut-Rhinn
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
Communes108
SubprefectureAltkirch
INSEE code681
Area
 • Total663.1 km2 (256.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total69,645
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Altkirch is an arrondissement of France in the Haut-Rhin department in the Grand Est region. Its capital is the city of Altkirch.

History[change | change source]

When the Haut-Rhin department was created on 1790, the arrondissement of Altkirch was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Altkirch is in the southwest of the Haut-Rhin department. It is bordered to the northeast by the Thann-Guebwiller arrondissement, to the north and west by the Mulhouse arrondissement, to the south by Switzerland and to the west by the Territoire de Belfort department.

The arrondissement of Altkirch is the smallest of the arrondissements of the department, with an area of 663.1 km2 (256.0 sq mi), and it is also with fewest people living in it with a population of 69,645 inhabitants and a population density of 105.0 inhabitants/km².[2]

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[3] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

There are only 2 cantons in the arrondissement of Altkirch:

  1. Altkirch (6801)
  2. Masevaux (6809) (partly)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Altkirch has 108 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[4]

  1. Altenach (68002)
  2. Altkirch (68004)
  3. Aspach (68010)
  4. Ballersdorf (68017)
  5. Balschwiller (68018)
  6. Bellemagny (68024)
  7. Bendorf (68025)
  8. Berentzwiller (68027)
  9. Bernwiller (68006)
  10. Bettendorf (68033)
  11. Bettlach (68034)
  12. Biederthal (68035)
  13. Bisel (68039)
  14. Bouxwiller (68049)
  15. Bréchaumont (68050)
  16. Bretten (68052)
  17. Buethwiller (68057)
  18. Carspach (68062)
  19. Chavannes-sur-l'Étang (68065)
  20. Courtavon (68067)
  21. Dannemarie (68068)
  22. Diefmatten (68071)
  23. Durlinsdorf (68074)
  24. Durmenach (68075)
  25. Eglingen (68077)
  26. Elbach (68079)
  27. Emlingen (68080)
  28. Eteimbes (68085)
  29. Falkwiller (68086)
  30. Feldbach (68087)
  31. Ferrette (68090)
  32. Fislis (68092)
  33. Franken (68096)
  34. Friesen (68098)
  35. Frœningen (68099)
  36. Fulleren (68100)
  37. Gildwiller (68105)
  38. Gommersdorf (68107)
  39. Guevenatten (68114)
  40. Hagenbach (68119)
  41. Hausgauen (68124)
  42. Hecken (68125)
  43. Heidwiller (68127)
  44. Heimersdorf (68128)
  45. Heiwiller (68131)
  46. Hindlingen (68137)
  47. Hirsingue (68138)
  48. Hirtzbach (68139)
  49. Hochstatt (68141)
  50. Hundsbach (68148)
  51. Illfurth (68152)
  52. Illtal (68240)
  53. Jettingen (68158)
  54. Kiffis (68165)
  55. Kœstlach (68169)
  56. Largitzen (68176)
  57. Levoncourt (68181)
  58. Liebsdorf (68184)
  59. Ligsdorf (68186)
  60. Linsdorf (68187)
  61. Lucelle (68190)
  62. Luemschwiller (68191)
  63. Lutter (68194)
  64. Magny (68196)
  65. Manspach (68200)
  66. Mertzen (68202)
  67. Mœrnach (68212)
  68. Montreux-Jeune (68214)
  69. Montreux-Vieux (68215)
  70. Mooslargue (68216)
  71. Muespach (68221)
  72. Muespach-le-Haut (68222)
  73. Oberlarg (68243)
  74. Obermorschwiller (68245)
  75. Oltingue (68248)
  76. Pfetterhouse (68257)
  77. Raedersdorf (68259)
  78. Retzwiller (68268)
  79. Riespach (68273)
  80. Romagny (68282)
  81. Roppentzwiller (68284)
  82. Ruederbach (68288)
  83. Saint-Bernard (68081)
  84. Saint-Cosme (68293)
  85. Saint-Ulrich (68299)
  86. Schwoben (68303)
  87. Seppois-le-Bas (68305)
  88. Seppois-le-Haut (68306)
  89. Sondersdorf (68312)
  90. Spechbach (68320)
  91. Steinsoultz (68325)
  92. Sternenberg (68326)
  93. Strueth (68330)
  94. Tagolsheim (68332)
  95. Tagsdorf (68333)
  96. Traubach-le-Bas (68336)
  97. Traubach-le-Haut (68337)
  98. Ueberstrass (68340)
  99. Valdieu-Lutran (68192)
  100. Vieux-Ferrette (68347)
  101. Waldighofen (68355)
  102. Walheim (68356)
  103. Werentzhouse (68363)
  104. Willer (68371)
  105. Winkel (68373)
  106. Wittersdorf (68377)
  107. Wolfersdorf (68378)
  108. Wolschwiller (68380)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[2]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
68004 Altkirch 5,738 Altkirch Altkirch et Environs
68152 Illfurth 2,513 Altkirch Altkirch et Environs
68068 Dannemarie 2,272 Masevaux Porte d'Alsace - Largue
68138 Hirsingue 2,170 Altkirch Altkirch et Environs
68141 Hochstatt 2,071 Altkirch Altkirch et Environs
68062 Carspach 2,044 Altkirch Altkirch et Environs
68355 Waldighofen 1,535 Altkirch Altkirch et Environs
68139 Hirtzbach 1,403 Altkirch Altkirch et Environs
68240 Illtal 1,373 Altkirch Altkirch et Environs
68305 Seppois-le-Bas 1,318 Masevaux Porte d'Alsace - Largue
68320 Spechbach 1,313 Altkirch Altkirch et Environs

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique du Haut-Rhin". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  3. "Décret n° 2014-207 du 21 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Haut-Rhin" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  4. "Arrondissement d'Altkirch (681)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 December 2017.

Coordinates: 47°37′N 7°14′E / 47.617°N 7.233°E / 47.617; 7.233