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Historic centre of Altkirch.
Historic centre of Altkirch.
Coat of arms of Altkirch
Coat of arms
Altkirch is located in France
Location in France
Altkirch is located in Grand Est
Location in Grand Est
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Altkirch
Canton Altkirch
Intercommunality Altkirch et Environs
9.54 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
 • Density 601.5/km2 (1,557.8/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Altkirchois
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68004 /68130
Elevation 274–392 m (899–1,286 ft)
(avg. 333 m or 1,093 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Altkirch is a commune in Alsace in north-eastern France, in the Haut-Rhin department, of which it is a subprefecture. It is in the Grand Est region. Its name comes from the German Alte Kirche ("old church").


Altkirch is in the south of the Haut-Rhin department. The Ill river, a left tributary of the Rhine river, flows through the commune.

It has an area of 9.5 km2 (3.7 sq mi). Its average altitude is 333 m (1,093 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 290 m (950 ft).

The distances from Altkirch to other cities are:

Altkirch and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Altkirch

The commune of Altkirch is surrounded by the communes:


The climate of Altkirch, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.


The inhabitants of Altkirch are known, in French, as Altkirchois (women: Altkirchoises).

With a population of 5,738, Altkirch has a population density of 601 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Altkirch


Altkirch is a subprefecture in the Haut-Rhin department since 1800. It is the capital of the Altkirch arrondissement and is also the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Altkirch formed by 64 communes, with 47,552 inhabitants (2014).

Twin towns

Altkirch is twinned with:


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