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Saulcy
Saulcy village
Saulcy village
Coat of arms of Saulcy
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Jura
District Delémont
Area
 • Total 7.86 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Elevation
910 m (2,990 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 262
 • Density 33.33/km2 (86.33/sq mi)
Postal code
2873
Surrounded by Lajoux, Saint-Brais, Haute-Sorne, Rebévelier(BE)

Saulcy is a municipality in the district of Delémont in the canton of Jura in Switzerland.

History

Saulcy is first mentioned in 1327 as Sacis.

Geography

Saulcy
Saulcy

Saulcy has an area of 7.86 km2 (3.03 sq mi). Of this area, 3.67 km2 (1.42 sq mi) or 46.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 3.98 km2 (1.54 sq mi) or 50.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi) or 3.3% is settled (buildings or roads).

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 1.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.7%. Out of the forested land, 46.8% of the total land area is heavily forested and 3.8% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 6.9% is used for growing crops and 22.8% is pastures and 16.8% is used for alpine pastures.

The municipality is located in the Delemont district. It consists of the village of Saulcy and the hamlet of La Racine.

The municipalities of Bassecourt, Boécourt, Courfaivre, Glovelier, Saulcy, Soulce and Undervelier are considering a merger on at a date in the future into the new municipality of Haute-Sorne.

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