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The church in Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
The church in Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Coat of arms of Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Coat of arms
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°15′46″N 7°13′34″E / 48.2628°N 7.2261°E / 48.2628; 7.2261Coordinates: 48°15′46″N 7°13′34″E / 48.2628°N 7.2261°E / 48.2628; 7.2261
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
Intercommunality Val d'Argent
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Agnès Henrichs
Area1 27.85 km2 (10.75 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,079
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68294 /68160
Elevation 290–980 m (950–3,220 ft)
(avg. 316 m or 1,037 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.

Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines (German: Sankt Kreuz im Lebertal) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It is part of the arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé.[1]

Coal mines were operating in the village until 1849.

Notable residents[edit]

Maurice Burrus, a tobacco magnate and noted philatelist, was a resident.[2] His home there, the Château Burrus, is a designated French national monumemt.[3]

See also[edit]