Thann, Haut-Rhin

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Thann
Subprefecture and commune
The Thur river through Thann.
The Thur river through Thann.
Coat of arms of Thann
Coat of arms
Thann is located in France
Thann
Thann
Location within Grand Est region
Thann is located in Grand Est
Thann
Thann
Coordinates: 47°48′26″N 7°06′19″E / 47.8072°N 7.1053°E / 47.8072; 7.1053Coordinates: 47°48′26″N 7°06′19″E / 47.8072°N 7.1053°E / 47.8072; 7.1053
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Thann-Guebwiller
Canton Cernay
Intercommunality Thann-Cernay
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Romain Luttringer
Area1 12.51 km2 (4.83 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 7,915
 • Density 630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Thannois
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68334 /68000
Elevation 328–922 m (1,076–3,025 ft)
(avg. 625 m or 2,051 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.

Thann is a commune in Alsace in north-eastern France, in the Haut-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. The name of the town comes from the German word tanne that means fir; there is a fir in the coat of arms of Thann.

Geography[change | change source]

Thann is in the southwest of the Haut-Rhin department at the foot of the Vosges mountains, at the mouth of the valley of the Thur river. The Thur runs through the middle of the town.

It has an area of 12.5 km2 (4.8 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 625 m (2,051 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 329 m (1,079 ft).[2]

Thann is at 121 km (75 mi) from Strasbourg, the regional capital; at 42 km (26 mi) from Colmar, the departamental capital; and at 21 km (13 mi) from Mulhouse.

Thann and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Thann

The commune of Thann is surrounded by the communes Goldbach-Altenbach, Vieux-Thann, Leimbach and Bitschwiller-lès-Thann.

Climate[change | change source]

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

Population[change | change source]

Collégiale Saint-Thiébaut of Thann from the Engelbourg castle.

The inhabitants of Thann are known, in French, as Thannois (women: Thannoises).[4]

With a population of 7,915,[5] Thann has a population density of 633 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Thann

Administration[change | change source]

Thann is a subprefecture of the Haut-Rhin department since 1800. It is the capital of the Thann-Guebwiller arrondissement. It is in the Cernay canton.[6]

It is part of the intercommunality Thann-Cernay.

Twin towns[change | change source]

Thann is twinned with:

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Commune de Thann (68334)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  2. "City of Thann". Map-France.com. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  3. "Ville de Thann". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  4. "Habitants du départment: Haut-Rhin" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 23 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 22 December 2017. 
  6. "Commune de Thann (68334)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 

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