Arrondissement of Guebwiller

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The Arrondissement Guebwiller was an administrative district in the French department of Haut-Rhin in the region Alsace (2012 Balance at January 1) km² least 84,231 inhabitants in an area of 584th The seat of the sub-prefecture was Guebwiller . On January 1, 2015, it was united with the Arrondissement Thann to the Arrondissement Thann-Guebwiller .


On March 4, 1790, with the establishment of the Haut-Rhin department, a "District Colmar" was founded, which at the time also included the area of ​​the later Arrondissement of Guebwiller. On February 17, 1800 it became part of the newly established Arrondissement of Colmar .

Since May 18, 1871, the present area belonged as the Gebweiler district in the Upper Alsace district to the realm of Alsace-Lorraine . At that time the district covered 583 km² and in 1885 had 63,104 inhabitants.

In the course of the reintegration of Alsace into France on June 28, 1919 (Treaty of Versailles), the administrative structure was taken over and the Arrondissement Guebwiller set up.

See also the history of the Haut-Rhin department .


The arrondissement bordered in the north on the arrondissement Colmar , in the east on Germany with the administrative district Freiburg , in the south on the arrondissements Mulhouse and Thann .


Map of the Arrondissement of Guebwiller with its administrative structure and location in the Haut-Rhin department

The arrondissement was divided into four cantons:

see also: List of cantons in the Haut-Rhin department


The largest municipalities in the arrondissement were (> 5,000 inhabitants (1999)):

Before the dissolution, the following 47 municipalities existed:

Individual evidence