Saint-Ursanne

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Saint-Ursanne
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Coat of arms of Saint-Ursanne
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Ursanne
Saint-Ursanne is located in Switzerland
Saint-Ursanne
Saint-Ursanne
Saint-Ursanne is located in Canton of Jura
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
CountrySwitzerland
CantonJura
DistrictPorrentruy
Area
 • Total11.46 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Elevation
440 m (1,440 ft)
Population
 • Total730
 • Density64/km2 (160/sq mi)
Postal code
2882
SFOS number6804
Surrounded bySeleute, Ocourt, Montmelon, Asuel, Montenol, Saint-Brais, Epauvillers
Twin townsLa Motte, Var (France)
Websitewww.closdudoubs.ch
SFSO statistics

Saint-Ursanne is an old town and a former municipality of the district of Porrentruy in the canton of Jura, Switzerland which has preserved much of its medieval character. The town contains many historical buildings, including a Romanesque abbey church, a collegiate church, a cloister, many medieval houses, a hermitage and an 18th-century bridge. The river Doubs makes a loop near Saint-Ursanne before flowing into France. Since 2009 Saint-Ursanne has been a part of the new municipality Clos du Doubs.[1]

The town is famous for the medieval festival which it organizes each summer,[2] and for the annual St-Ursanne - Les Rangiers International Hill Climb in August.[3][4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz. Ausgabe vom 3. Oktober 2008
  2. ^ "Les Médiévales, St-Ursanne". Canton of Jura Tourism. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Hill climb, Les Rangiers". Canton of Jura Tourism. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ Kelly, Peter. "Ascend To The Green Heaven In St. Ursanne". Speedhunters. Retrieved 28 August 2016.

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