Saint-Louis, Haut-Rhin

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Saint-Louis
War memorial
War memorial
Coat of arms of Saint-Louis
Coat of arms
Saint-Louis is located in France
Saint-Louis
Saint-Louis
Coordinates: 47°35′N 7°34′E / 47.59°N 7.57°E / 47.59; 7.57Coordinates: 47°35′N 7°34′E / 47.59°N 7.57°E / 47.59; 7.57
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Mulhouse
Canton Huningue
Intercommunality Trois Frontières
Government
 • Mayor (2011–2014) Jean-Marie Zoellé
Area1 16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 19,995
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68297 / 68300
Dialling codes 0389, +41 61 (for companies in the EuroAirport using Swisscom)
Elevation 237–278 m (778–912 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.

Saint-Louis (German: Sankt-Ludwig) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

The inhabitants are called Ludoviciens.

Geography[edit]

Saint-Louis is located at the German and Swiss borders, just north of Basel. The EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is situated on its territory. The commune of Saint-Louis also contains the former villages of Bourgfelden and Neuweg (also known as Saint-Louis-la-Chaussée, or Näiwaag in Sundgau Alsatian).

Economy[edit]

Swiss International Air Lines is headquartered on the grounds of EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg in Saint-Louis; while the airport is physically in France, the Swiss head office lies in the Swiss zone of the airport, and it may only be accessed from Switzerland).[1][2][3] Hello, a Swiss airline, had its head office in the General Aviation area of EuroAirport.[4]

Prior to the formation of Swiss International Air Lines, the regional airline Crossair was headquartered on the grounds of EuroAirport.[5] Prior to its dissolution, Crossair Europe was headquartered on the grounds of EuroAirport.[6] The airline Farnair Switzerland formerly had its head office at EuroAirport. As in the case of the Swiss head office, the area with the former Farnair head office may only be accessed from Switzerland.[7] The head office moved to its current location, the Villa Guggenheim in Allschwil, in proximity to EuroAirport, on 1 October 2011.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and figures." Swiss International Air Lines. Retrieved on 13 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Plan interactif." Saint-Louis. Retrieved on 25 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Swiss International Air Lines Basel." Swiss International Air Lines. Retrieved on 24 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Hello Location." (Direct image link) Hello. Retrieved on 1 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Location." Crossair. Retrieved on 13 June 2009.
  6. ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. March 23–29, 2004. 58.
  7. ^ "How to find us." Farnair Europe. Retrieved on 8 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Farnair Switzerland. Retrieved on 19 February 2012.

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