Cernay, Haut-Rhin

Cernay (French pronunciation: [sɛʁnɛ] (listen); German: Sennheim; Alsatian: Sanna) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Cernay
Sanne
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Cernay
Location of Cernay
Cernay is located in France
Cernay
Cernay
Cernay is located in Grand Est
Cernay
Cernay
Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°11′E / 47.81°N 7.18°E / 47.81; 7.18Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°11′E / 47.81°N 7.18°E / 47.81; 7.18
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementThann-Guebwiller
CantonCernay
IntercommunalityThann-Cernay
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Michel Sordi[1]
Area
1
18.04 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
11,476
 • Density640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68063 /68700
Elevation277–358 m (909–1,175 ft)
(avg. 295 m or 968 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is situated on the river Thur, 17 km northwest of Mulhouse.

Second World WarEdit

The SS had an "ideology school" for their soldiers, where "race theory" was part of the curriculum.[3]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 8,563—    
1975 9,342+1.25%
1982 10,208+1.27%
1990 10,313+0.13%
1999 10,446+0.14%
2007 11,118+0.78%
2012 11,398+0.50%
2017 11,565+0.29%
Source: INSEE[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Verdens Gang, 2010-11-11,Frivillig til tjeneste i helvete (An interview of former soldier Bjørn Lindstad),pages 44,45: "Du gikk på SS-ideologiskole i Sennheim og beskriver detaljert i boken om raselære og jødehets. Ble du ideologisk påvirket? — Sikkert, det ville vært rart ellers. Senere erfarte vi at jøder ikke var slik propagandaen fremstilte dem."
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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