Seloncourt

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Seloncourt
Kirchen von Seloncourt.jpg
Coat of arms of Seloncourt
Coat of arms
Seloncourt is located in France
Seloncourt
Seloncourt
Coordinates: 47°27′41″N 6°51′32″E / 47.4614°N 6.8589°E / 47.4614; 6.8589Coordinates: 47°27′41″N 6°51′32″E / 47.4614°N 6.8589°E / 47.4614; 6.8589
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Montbéliard
Canton Hérimoncourt
Intercommunality Pays de Montbéliard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Irène Tharin
Area
 • Land1 7.92 km2 (3.06 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 5,913
 • Population2 density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 25539 / 25230
Elevation 330–483 m (1,083–1,585 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.

Seloncourt is a commune in the Doubs department in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Seloncourt lies 10 km (6.2 mi) from Montbéliard on the banks of the Gland, which flows into the Doubs River at Audincourt. It is only 10 km (6.2 mi) from Switzerland.

History[edit]

The name of Seloncourt appears for the first time in 1170 in a deed of gift of a meix (House) made by Valner and Damjustin with the Abbey of Belchamp, but certainly existed well before this date. Seloncourt belonged to the Count of Montbéliard since the creation of the fortified city of Montbéliard. It was separated in 1282, to enter, by constitution, in the Seigniory (Lordship) of Blamont until the reintegration of this Seigniory into the Count of Montbéliard and finally in the Canton of Hérimoncourt created by decree May 12, 1898.

Seloncourt was under the rule of the county of Württemberg beginning in 1397. During the province's allegiance to the Württemberg it embraced Lutheranism. In 1588 there were 24 families and 116 inhabitants in Seloncourt. Seloncourt was reattached to France in 1793 after the French Revolution.

Economy[edit]

Seloncourt was a center of watchmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries. Firms located here included Frères Beurnier.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 4,751 —    
1968 5,308 +11.7%
1975 5,268 −0.8%
1982 5,545 +5.3%
1990 5,613 +1.2%
1999 5,746 +2.4%
2008 5,913 +2.9%

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Seloncourt was the birthplace of:

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Seloncourt is twinned with:

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