Arrondissement of Mulhouse

The arrondissement of Mulhouse is an arrondissement of France in the Haut-Rhin department in the Grand Est region. It has 79 communes.[1] Its population is 351,012 (2016), and its area is 707.1 km2 (273.0 sq mi).[2]

Mulhouse
Location within the region Grand Est
Location within the region Grand Est
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
No. of communes79
SubprefectureMulhouse
Area
 • Total707.1 km2 (273.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total351,012
 • Density496/km2 (1,280/sq mi)
INSEE code684

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Mulhouse are:[1]

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Altkirch was created in 1800. In 1857 the subprefecture was moved to Mulhouse. In 1871 it was disbanded ceded to Germany. The arrondissement of Mulhouse was restored in 1919.[3] In January 2015 it absorbed five communes of the former arrondissement of Guebwiller and two communes of the former arrondissement of Thann.[4]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Mulhouse were, as of January 2015:[5]

  1. Habsheim
  2. Huningue
  3. Illzach
  4. Mulhouse-Est
  5. Mulhouse-Nord
  6. Mulhouse-Ouest
  7. Mulhouse-Sud
  8. Sierentz
  9. Wittenheim

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Mulhouse (684)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  3. ^ Historique du Haut-Rhin
  4. ^ Décret n° 2014-1720 du 29 décembre 2014 portant suppression des arrondissements de Guebwiller et de Ribeauvillé (département du Haut-Rhin)
  5. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-25.

Coordinates: 47°45′N 7°20′E / 47.750°N 7.333°E / 47.750; 7.333