Ferrette

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Ferrette
Ferrette vue du château.JPG
Ferrette is located in France
Ferrette
Ferrette
Coordinates: 47°30′N 7°19′E / 47.50°N 7.32°E / 47.50; 7.32Coordinates: 47°30′N 7°19′E / 47.50°N 7.32°E / 47.50; 7.32
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Altkirch
Canton Ferrette
Intercommunality Jura alsacien
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Cohendet
Area
 • Land1 1.94 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,084
 • Population2 density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68090 / 68480
Elevation 429–640 m (1,407–2,100 ft)
(avg. 550 m or 1,800 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.

Ferrette (German: About this sound Pfirt ) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

It is situated close to the Swiss border. Its main attraction is the Château de Ferrette.

County of Ferrette[edit]

The County of Ferrette came into existence in the 11th century and consisted of a large part of southern Alsace. In 1324, the County was acquired by Austria through the marriage of Jeanne, Countess of Ferrette, with Albert II, Duke of Austria. Austria ceded it to France in the Peace of Westphalia of 1648.

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