Ferrette

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Ferrette
A general view of Ferrette
A general view of Ferrette
Coat of arms of Ferrette
Coat of arms
Location of Ferrette
Ferrette is located in France
Ferrette
Ferrette
Ferrette is located in Grand Est
Ferrette
Ferrette
Coordinates: 47°30′N 7°19′E / 47.50°N 7.32°E / 47.50; 7.32Coordinates: 47°30′N 7°19′E / 47.50°N 7.32°E / 47.50; 7.32
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementAltkirch
CantonAltkirch
IntercommunalityJura alsacien
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Cohendet
Area
1
1.94 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
700
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68090 /68480
Elevation429–640 m (1,407–2,100 ft)
(avg. 550 m or 1,800 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ferrette (German: About this soundPfirt ) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

It is situated close to the Swiss border, its main attraction is the Château de Ferrette.

County of Ferrette[edit]

The County of Ferrette came into existence in the 11th century and consisted of a large part of southern Alsace. In 1324, the County was acquired by Austria through the marriage of Jeanne, Countess of Ferrette, with Albert II, Duke of Austria; the County was part of the dowry for Catherine of Burgundy upon her marriage to Duke Leopold IV.[2] Upon Leopold's death in 1411, his brother, Frederick occupied Ferrette.[2] Austria ceded it to France in the Peace of Westphalia of 1648.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Richard Vaughan, Philip the Good: The Apogee of Burgundy, (The Boydell Press, 2002), 31.

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