Saint-Ursanne

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Saint-Ursanne
Former municipality of Switzerland
Saint-Ursanne -
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Saint-Ursanne
Canton Jura
District Porrentruy
47°22′N 7°09′E / 47.367°N 7.150°E / 47.367; 7.150Coordinates: 47°22′N 7°09′E / 47.367°N 7.150°E / 47.367; 7.150
Population 730 (December 2003)
- Density 64 /km2 (165 /sq mi)
Area 11.46 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Elevation 440 m (1,444 ft)
Postal code 2882
SFOS number 6804
Surrounded by Seleute, Ocourt, Montmelon, Asuel, Montenol, Saint-Brais, Epauvillers
Twin towns La Motte, Var (France)
Website www.jura.ch/st-ursanne
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Saint-Ursanne is located in Switzerland
Saint-Ursanne
Saint-Ursanne

Saint Ursanne (population approximately 1,000) is a city and a former municipality of the district of Porrentruy in the canton of Jura, Switzerland which has preserved its medieval character. The city contains many historical curiosities, including collegiate churches, a cloister, the ruins of a castle, and a hermitage. The River Doubs makes a loop by Saint-Ursanne before flowing into France. Since 2009 Saint Ursanne has been a part of the new municipality Clos du Doubs.[1] Additionally, the city is famous for the medieval festival which it organizes each summer.

Its name refers to Saint Ursicinus, a seventh-century monk who built a monastery here.

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