Altkirch

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Altkirch
Subprefecture and commune
The historic centre of Altkirch
The historic centre of Altkirch
Coat of arms of Altkirch
Coat of arms
Altkirch is located in France
Altkirch
Altkirch
Location within Grand Est region
Altkirch is located in Grand Est
Altkirch
Altkirch
Coordinates: 47°37′N 7°14′E / 47.62°N 7.24°E / 47.62; 7.24Coordinates: 47°37′N 7°14′E / 47.62°N 7.24°E / 47.62; 7.24
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Altkirch
Canton Altkirch
Intercommunality Altkirch
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Luc Reitzer
Area1 9.54 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 5,738
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 68004 /68130
Dialling codes 0389
Elevation 274–392 m (899–1,286 ft)
(avg. 310 m or 1,020 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.

Altkirch (French pronunciation: ​[alkiʁʃ]) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

The town is traditionally regarded as the capital of Sundgau; its name comes from the German Alte Kirche, i.e. old church.

Demography[edit]

Altkirch

Its inhabitants are known as Altkirchois.

The resident population number of 5500 is rather deceptive as some 15,500 people will be in town on a typical working day (4500 working, 3000 studying, 3000 for medical treatment and another 5000 divided between shopping, administrative offices, cultural and sporting activities).

Historical population of Altkirch
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population4246511853195268509053865718
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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