Mulhouse

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Mulhouse
Assemblage mulhouse.jpg
Coat of arms of Mulhouse
Coat of arms
Mulhouse is located in France
Mulhouse
Mulhouse
Coordinates: 47°26′45″N 7°12′09″E / 47.4458°N 07.2024°E / 47.4458; 07.2024Coordinates: 47°26′45″N 7°12′09″E / 47.4458°N 07.2024°E / 47.4458; 07.2024
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Mulhouse
Intercommunality Mulhouse_Alsace_Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean Rottner
Area1 22.18 km2 (8.56 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 110,755
 • Density 4,993.5/km2 (12,933.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68224 /68100
Elevation 232–338 m (761–1,109 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 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.

Mulhouse is a city in France. Its population is around 110,000. Its in the Alsace region and is the sub-prefecture of the Haut-Rhin department. Two rivers run through the town:

  • The Doller
  • The Ill

Mulhouse dates back to the XIIth century. Medieval Mulhouse consists of an upper and a lower town.

  • The upper town developed from the 18th century on.
  • The lower town used to be the quarter of merchants and craftsmen. It developed around the Place de la Réunion (which commemorates its reunion with France). Nowadays this area is for pedestrians.
Place de la Réunion in Mulhouse