Saint-Ursanne

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Saint-Ursanne
Former municipality of Switzerland
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Coat of arms of Saint-Ursanne
Coat of arms
Saint-Ursanne is located in Switzerland
Saint-Ursanne
Saint-Ursanne
Coordinates: 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
Country Switzerland
Canton Jura
District Porrentruy
Area
 • Total 11.46 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Elevation 440 m (1,440 ft)
Population
 • Total 730
 • Density 64/km2 (160/sq mi)
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 (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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