Seloncourt

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Seloncourt
The church in Seloncourt
The church in Seloncourt
Coat of arms of Seloncourt
Coat of arms
Location of Seloncourt
Seloncourt is located in France
Seloncourt
Seloncourt
Seloncourt is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Seloncourt
Seloncourt
Coordinates: 47°27′41″N 6°51′32″E / 47.4614°N 6.8589°E / 47.4614; 6.8589Coordinates: 47°27′41″N 6°51′32″E / 47.4614°N 6.8589°E / 47.4614; 6.8589
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentDoubs
ArrondissementMontbéliard
CantonAudincourt
IntercommunalityPays de Montbéliard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Irène Tharin
Area
1
7.92 km2 (3.06 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,970
 • Density750/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
25539 /25230
Elevation330–483.5 m (1,083–1,586 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Seloncourt is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Seloncourt lies 10 km (6.2 mi) from Montbéliard on the banks of the Gland, which flows into the Doubs River at Audincourt. It is only 10 km (6.2 mi) from Switzerland.

History[edit]

The name of Seloncourt appears for the first time in 1170 in a deed of gift of a meix (House) made by Valner and Damjustin with the Abbey of Belchamp, but certainly existed well before this date. Seloncourt belonged to the Count of Montbéliard since the creation of the fortified city of Montbéliard. It was separated in 1282, to enter, by constitution, in the Seigniory (Lordship) of Blamont until the reintegration of this Seigniory into the Count of Montbéliard and finally in the Canton of Hérimoncourt created by decree May 12, 1898.

Seloncourt was under the rule of the county of Württemberg beginning in 1397. During the province's allegiance to the Württemberg it embraced Lutheranism. In 1588 there were 24 families and 116 inhabitants in Seloncourt. Seloncourt was reattached to France in 1793 after the French Revolution.

Economy[edit]

Seloncourt was a center of watchmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries. Firms located here included Frères Beurnier.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19624,751—    
19685,308+11.7%
19755,268−0.8%
19825,545+5.3%
19905,613+1.2%
19995,746+2.4%
20085,913+2.9%
20125,938+0.4%

Personalities[edit]

Seloncourt was the birthplace of:

Internal relations[edit]

Seloncourt is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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