Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines

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Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
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
Location of Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines is located in France
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines is located in Grand Est
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonSainte-Marie-aux-Mines
IntercommunalityVal d'Argent
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Agnès Henrichs
Area
1
27.85 km2 (10.75 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
2,079
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68294 /68160
Elevation290–980 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Décret n° 2014-1720 du 29 décembre 2014 portant suppression des arrondissements de Guebwiller et de Ribeauvillé (département du Haut-Rhin)
  2. ^ Philatelic Literature Review. 1991.
  3. ^ http://www.monumentum.fr/ancien-chateau-burrus-pa00125235.html