Ferrette

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

Ferrette
A general view of Ferrette

Coat of arms
Location of Ferrette
Ferrette
Ferrette
Coordinates: 47°30′N 7°19′E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementAltkirch
CantonAltkirch
IntercommunalityJura alsacien
Government
  Mayor (20082014) 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.

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

County of Ferrette

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.

See also

References

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


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