Arrondissement of Colmar

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Colmar
Location within the former region Alsace
Location within the former region Alsace
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
No. of communes62
Disbanded2015
PrefectureColmar
Area
 • Total666 km2 (257 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total148,444
 • Density223/km2 (580/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Colmar is a former arrondissement of France in the Haut-Rhin department in the Alsace region. In 2015 it was merged into the new arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé.[1] It had 62 communes, and its population was 148,444 (2012).[2]

Composition[edit]

The communes of the arrondissement of Colmar, and their INSEE codes, were:[2]

1. Algolsheim (68001) 2. Andolsheim (68007) 3. Appenwihr (68008)
4. Artzenheim (68009) 5. Balgau (68016) 6. Baltzenheim (68019)
7. Biesheim (68036) 8. Bischwihr (68038) 9. Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin (68051)
10. Colmar (68066) 11. Dessenheim (68069) 12. Durrenentzen (68076)
13. Eguisheim (68078) 14. Eschbach-au-Val (68083) 15. Fortschwihr (68095)
16. Geiswasser (68104) 17. Griesbach-au-Val (68109) 18. Grussenheim (68110)
19. Gunsbach (68117) 20. Heiteren (68130) 21. Herrlisheim-près-Colmar (68134)
22. Hettenschlag (68136) 23. Hohrod (68142) 24. Holtzwihr (68143)
25. Horbourg-Wihr (68145) 26. Houssen (68146) 27. Husseren-les-Châteaux (68150)
28. Jebsheim (68157) 29. Kunheim (68172) 30. Logelheim (68189)
31. Luttenbach-près-Munster (68193) 32. Metzeral (68204) 33. Mittlach (68210)
34. Muhlbach-sur-Munster (68223) 35. Munster (68226) 36. Muntzenheim (68227)
37. Nambsheim (68230) 38. Neuf-Brisach (68231) 39. Obermorschwihr (68244)
40. Obersaasheim (68246) 41. Riedwihr (68272) 42. Sainte-Croix-en-Plaine (68295)
43. Sondernach (68311) 44. Soultzbach-les-Bains (68316) 45. Soultzeren (68317)
46. Stosswihr (68329) 47. Sundhoffen (68331) 48. Turckheim (68338)
49. Urschenheim (68345) 50. Vœgtlinshoffen (68350) 51. Vogelgrun (68351)
52. Volgelsheim (68352) 53. Walbach (68354) 54. Wasserbourg (68358)
55. Weckolsheim (68360) 56. Wettolsheim (68365) 57. Wickerschwihr (68366)
58. Widensolen (68367) 59. Wihr-au-Val (68368) 60. Wintzenheim (68374)
61. Wolfgantzen (68379) 62. Zimmerbach (68385)

History[edit]

The arrondissement of Colmar was created in 1800, disbanded in 1871 (ceded to Germany) and restored in 1934.[3] It was disbanded in 2015.[1] As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Colmar were, as of January 2015:[2]

  1. Andolsheim
  2. Colmar-Nord
  3. Colmar-Sud
  4. Munster
  5. Neuf-Brisach
  6. Wintzenheim

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Décret n° 2014-1720 du 29 décembre 2014 portant suppression des arrondissements de Guebwiller et de Ribeauvillé (département du Haut-Rhin)
  2. ^ a b c "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  3. ^ Historique du Haut-Rhin

Coordinates: 48°05′N 7°22′E / 48.08°N 7.37°E / 48.08; 7.37