Arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé

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Arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Colmar-Ribeauvillé in Haut-Rhinn
Colmar-Ribeauvillé in Haut-Rhinn
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
Communes98
PrefectureColmar
INSEE code682
Area
 • Total1,127.3 km2 (435.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total200,243
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé is an arrondissement of France in the Haut-Rhin department in the Grand Est region. Its capital, and prefecture of the department, is the city of Colmar.

History[change | change source]

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

In 1871, the Haut-Rhin department became part of Germany. In 1919, Haut-Rhin is again an department when the territory became part of France with 7 arrondissements, including the new arrondissements of Colmar-Ville, Colmar-Campagne and Ribeauvillé. The arrondissements Colmar-Ville and Colmar-Campagne were combined in 1934 to form the arrondissement of Colmar.[1]

In 2015, the arrondissement of Ribeauvillé was eliminated and the name of the arrondissement of Colmar was changed to Colmar-Ribeauvillé.

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé is the most northern of the arrondissements of the Haut-Rhin department. It is bordered to the north by the Bas-Rhin department, to the east by Germany, to the southeast by the Mulhouse arrondissement, to the south by the Thann-Guebwiller arrondissement and to the west by the Vosges department.

The arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé is the largest of the arrondissements of the department with an area of 1,127.3 km2 (435.3 sq mi). It has a population of 200,243 inhabitants and a population density of 177.6 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 5 cantons in the arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé:

  1. Colmar-1 (6804)
  2. Colmar-2 (6805)
  3. Ensisheim (6806) (partly)
  4. Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (6815)
  5. Wintzenheim (6816) (partly)

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé has 98 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[4]

  1. Algolsheim (68001)
  2. Ammerschwihr (68005)
  3. Andolsheim (68007)
  4. Appenwihr (68008)
  5. Artzenheim (68009)
  6. Aubure (68014)
  7. Balgau (68016)
  8. Baltzenheim (68019)
  9. Beblenheim (68023)
  10. Bennwihr (68026)
  11. Bergheim (68028)
  12. Biesheim (68036)
  13. Bischwihr (68038)
  14. Blodelsheim (68041)
  15. Le Bonhomme (68044)
  16. Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin (68051)
  17. Colmar (68066)
  18. Dessenheim (68069)
  19. Durrenentzen (68076)
  20. Eguisheim (68078)
  21. Eschbach-au-Val (68083)
  22. Fessenheim (68091)
  23. Fortschwihr (68095)
  24. Fréland (68097)
  25. Geiswasser (68104)
  26. Griesbach-au-Val (68109)
  27. Grussenheim (68110)
  28. Guémar (68113)
  29. Gunsbach (68117)
  30. Heiteren (68130)
  31. Herrlisheim-près-Colmar (68134)
  32. Hettenschlag (68136)
  33. Hirtzfelden (68140)
  34. Hohrod (68142)
  35. Porte du Ried (68143)
  36. Horbourg-Wihr (68145)
  37. Houssen (68146)
  38. Hunawihr (68147)
  39. Husseren-les-Châteaux (68150)
  40. Illhaeusern (68153)
  41. Ingersheim (68155)
  42. Jebsheim (68157)
  43. Katzenthal (68161)
  44. Kaysersberg-Vignoble (68162)
  45. Kunheim (68172)
  46. Labaroche (68173)
  47. Lapoutroie (68175)
  48. Lièpvre (68185)
  49. Logelheim (68189)
  50. Luttenbach-près-Munster (68193)
  51. Metzeral (68204)
  52. Mittelwihr (68209)
  53. Mittlach (68210)
  54. Muhlbach-sur-Munster (68223)
  55. Munchhouse (68225)
  56. Munster (68226)
  57. Muntzenheim (68227)
  58. Nambsheim (68230)
  59. Neuf-Brisach (68231)
  60. Niedermorschwihr (68237)
  61. Obermorschwihr (68244)
  62. Obersaasheim (68246)
  63. Orbey (68249)
  64. Ostheim (68252)
  65. Ribeauvillé (68269)
  66. Riquewihr (68277)
  67. Rodern (68280)
  68. Roggenhouse (68281)
  69. Rombach-le-Franc (68283)
  70. Rorschwihr (68285)
  71. Rustenhart (68290)
  72. Rumersheim-le-Haut (68291)
  73. Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines (68294)
  74. Sainte-Croix-en-Plaine (68295)
  75. Saint-Hippolyte (68296)
  76. Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (68298)
  77. Sondernach (68311)
  78. Soultzbach-les-Bains (68316)
  79. Soultzeren (68317)
  80. Stosswihr (68329)
  81. Sundhoffen (68331)
  82. Thannenkirch (68335)
  83. Turckheim (68338)
  84. Urschenheim (68345)
  85. Vœgtlinshoffen (68350)
  86. Vogelgrun (68351)
  87. Volgelsheim (68352)
  88. Walbach (68354)
  89. Wasserbourg (68358)
  90. Weckolsheim (68360)
  91. Wettolsheim (68365)
  92. Wickerschwihr (68366)
  93. Widensolen (68367)
  94. Wihr-au-Val (68368)
  95. Wintzenheim (68374)
  96. Wolfgantzen (68379)
  97. Zellenberg (68383)
  98. Zimmerbach (68385)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[2]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
68066 Colmar 68,784 Colmar-1, Colmar-2 CA Colmar
68374 Wintzenheim 7,536 Wintzenheim CA Colmar
68145 Horbourg-Wihr 5,473 Colmar-2 CA Colmar
68298 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 5,129 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Val d'Argent
68269 Ribeauvillé 4,740 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Pays de Ribeauvillé
68162 Kaysersberg-Vignoble 4,660 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Vallée de Kaysersberg
68226 Munster 4,645 Wintzenheim Vallée de Munster
68155 Ingersheim 4,624 Colmar-1 CA Colmar
68338 Turckheim 3,750 Wintzenheim CA Colmar
68249 Orbey 3,612 Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines Vallée de Kaysersberg

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "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 de Colmar-Ribeauvillé (682)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 15 December 2017.

Coordinates: 48°06′N 7°18′E / 48.1°N 7.3°E / 48.1; 7.3