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Church of Saint Louis
Church of Saint Louis
Coat of arms of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
Coat of arms
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°15′N 7°11′E / 48.25°N 7.18°E / 48.25; 7.18Coordinates: 48°15′N 7°11′E / 48.25°N 7.18°E / 48.25; 7.18
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
Intercommunality CC du Val d'Argent
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Claude Abel
Area1 45.23 km2 (17.46 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 5,129
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68298 /68160
Elevation 326–1,210 m (1,070–3,970 ft)
(avg. 375 m or 1,230 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.

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines is a commune. It is found in the Haut-Rhin department of eastern France. In 2015, 5,136 people lived there.

Geography[change | change source]

Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines is in the massif of the Vosges Mountains.

The valley of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines is called the Val d'Argent. It has five municipalities: Aubure, Lièpvre, Rombach-le-Franc, and Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines.

Localities[change | change source]

Adelspach, Altenberg, Bourgonde, Brifosse, Clésio, la Côte d'Échéry, Échéry, Faunoux, Fenarupt, Fertrupt (Fordelbach), Haut de Faîte, la Haute Broque, le Haycot, Hergauchamps, Mongoutte, la Petite Lièpvre (Kleinleberau), le Petit Haut, le Rauenthal (le Fond-nu), Saint-Philippe, Saint-Pierre sur l'Hâte, Surlattes (Zillhardt).

History[change | change source]

Eddie Slovik, the only U.S. soldier of either World War I or World War II to be executed for desertion, suffered the fate by firing squad near the town on 31 January 1945.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. Report of Execution by Shooting p. 1 - 31 January 1945. Headquarters 28th Infantry Division Office of the Judge Advocate APO 28, U.S. Army.

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