Sélestat

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Sélestat
The old town from the bridge on the Ill.
The old town from the bridge on the Ill.
Coat of arms of Sélestat
Coat of arms
Sélestat is located in France
Sélestat
Sélestat
Location within Grand Est region
Sélestat is located in Grand Est
Sélestat
Sélestat
Coordinates: 48°15′34″N 7°27′15″E / 48.259444°N 7.454167°E / 48.259444; 7.454167Coordinates: 48°15′34″N 7°27′15″E / 48.259444°N 7.454167°E / 48.259444; 7.454167
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSélestat-Erstein
CantonSélestat
IntercommunalitySélestat
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Sélestadiens
Area
1
44.40 km2 (17.14 sq mi)
Population
(2014)2
19,546
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sélestadiens
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67462 /67600
Elevation165–184 m (541–604 ft)
(avg. 175 m or 574 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.

Sélestat is a commune in north-eastern France, in the Bas-Rhin department, of which it is a subprefecture. It is in the Grand Est region.

The commmune is in the historical and cultural region of Alsace.

Geography[change | change source]

Sélestat is at the very centre of Alsace, near the limit separating the Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin departments. The commune is on the Alsace plains, a narrow, very fertile area that stretches between the Rhine and the Vosges mountains.

The Ill river flows parallel to the Rhine and crosses the town of Sélestat. Another river in the commune is the Giessen, a left tributary of the Ill and that runs through the commune from west to east.

The commune has an area of 44.4 km2 (17.1 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 175 m (574 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 175 m (574 ft).[2]

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

Sélestat and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Sélestat

The commune of Sélestat is surrounded by the following communes:

Climate[change | change source]

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

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Sélestat are known, in French, as Sélestadiens (women: Sélestadiennes).[4]

With a population of 19,546,[5] Sélestat has a population density of 440 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Sélestat

Administration[change | change source]

Sélestat is a subprefecture in the Bas-Rhin department since 1806. It is the capital of the Sélestat-Erstein arrondissement and is also the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Sélestat formed by 29 communes, with 55,877 inhabitants (2014).[6]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Sélestat is twinned withː

Gallery[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Commune de Sélestat (67462)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. "City of Sélestat". Map-France.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Sélestat". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. "Habitants du départment: Bas-Rhin" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 27 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 27 December 2017.
  6. "Commune de Sélestat (67462)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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