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Territoire de Belfort
Belfort city.
Belfort city.
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Territoire de Belfort in France
Location of Territoire de Belfort in France
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Département 11 March 1922
Prefecture Belfort
Subprefectures (none)
Government
 • President Florian Bouquet
Area
 • Total 609.4 km2 (235.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 144,334
 • Density 236.846/km2 (613.43/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Terrifortains
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code FR-90
Arrondissements 1
Cantons 9
Communes 102
Website Official website

Territoire de Belfort is a department in eastern France, in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. The largest city in the department, and its prefecture (capital), is Belfort.

History

The Territoire de Belfort was made a French department on 11 March 1922.

Geography

Territoire de Belfort is part of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region; it is in the northeast of the region. It has an area of 609.4 km2 (235 sq mi), the fifth smallest department of France (after Paris and its suburbs Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, and Val-de-Marne).

Rhw Territoire de Belfort borders with 4 departments in 2 regions:

It also borders, to the southeast, with Switzerland for a distance of about 25 km (16 mi).

The highest point of the department is Ballon d'Alsace (47°49′21″N 6°50′42″E / 47.8225°N 6.845°E / 47.8225; 6.845 (Ballon d'Alsace)), 1,247 m (4,091 ft) high, in the Vosges Mountains, commune of Lepuix.

The lowest point in the department, 329 m (1,079 ft) high, is where the Savoureuse river leaves the department in the commune of Châtenois-les-Forges.

Administration

Territoire de Belfort is managed by the Departmental Council of Territoire de Belfort in Belfort. The department is part of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.

Administrative divisions

There is 1 arrondissement (districts), 9 cantons and 102 communes (municipalities) in Territoire de Belfort.

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
901 Belfort Belfort 144,334 609.4 236.8 102

The following is a list of the 9 cantons of the Territoire de Belfort department (with their INSEE codes), following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:

  1. Bavilliers (9001)
  2. Belfort-1 (9002)
  3. Belfort-2 (9003)
  4. Belfort-3 (9004)
  5. Châtenois-les-Forges (9005)
  6. Delle (9006)
  7. Giromagny (9007)
  8. Grandvillars (9008)
  9. Valdoie (9009)

Demographics

The inhabitants of Territoire de Belfort are known, in French, as Terrifortains (women: Terrifortaines).

Territoire de Belfort had a population, in 2014, of 144,334, for a population density of 236.8 inhabitants/km2.

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