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Ferrette vue du château.JPG
Coat of arms of Ferrette
Coat of arms
Ferrette is located in France
Coordinates: 47°30′N 7°19′E / 47.50°N 7.32°E / 47.50; 7.32Coordinates: 47°30′N 7°19′E / 47.50°N 7.32°E / 47.50; 7.32
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Altkirch
Canton Altkirch
Intercommunality Jura alsacien
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Cohendet
Area1 1.94 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,084
 • Density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68090 /68480
Elevation 429–640 m (1,407–2,100 ft)
(avg. 550 m or 1,800 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.

Ferrette (German: About this sound Pfirt ) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

It is situated close to the Swiss border. Its main attraction is the Château de Ferrette.

County of Ferrette[edit]

The County of Ferrette came into existence in the 11th century and consisted of a large part of southern Alsace. In 1324, the County was acquired by Austria through the marriage of Jeanne, Countess of Ferrette, with Albert II, Duke of Austria. The County was part of the dowry for Catherine of Burgundy upon her marriage to Duke Leopold IV.[1] Upon Leopold's death in 1411, his brother, Frederick occupied Ferrette.[1] Austria ceded it to France in the Peace of Westphalia of 1648.

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  1. ^ a b Richard Vaughan, Philip the Good: The Apogee of Burgundy, (The Boydell Press, 2002), 31.

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