Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
The church in Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
The church in Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Coat of arms of Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Location of Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines is located in France
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines is located in Grand Est
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines
Coordinates: 48°15′46″N 7°13′34″E / 48.2628°N 7.2261°E / 48.2628; 7.2261Coordinates: 48°15′46″N 7°13′34″E / 48.2628°N 7.2261°E / 48.2628; 7.2261
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonSainte-Marie-aux-Mines
IntercommunalityVal d'Argent
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Marc Burrus[1]
Area
1
27.85 km2 (10.75 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,908
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68294 /68160
Elevation290–980 m (950–3,220 ft)
(avg. 316 m or 1,037 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃t kʁwa o min]; German: Sankt Kreuz im Lebertal; Alsatian: Sànkriz) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It is part of the arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé.[3]

Coal mines were operating in the village until 1849.

Geography

Climate

Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines has a oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb). The average annual temperature in Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines is 10.5 °C (50.9 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,116.6 mm (43.96 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 18.9 °C (66.0 °F), and lowest in January, at around 1.6 °C (34.9 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines was 39.6 °C (103.3 °F) on 25 July 2019; the coldest temperature ever recorded was −18.2 °C (−0.8 °F) on 20 December 2009.

Climate data for Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines (1981–2010 averages, extremes 2000−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
22.8
(73.0)
27.4
(81.3)
29.1
(84.4)
33.5
(92.3)
36.9
(98.4)
39.6
(103.3)
38.8
(101.8)
34.2
(93.6)
29.3
(84.7)
22.7
(72.9)
17.2
(63.0)
39.6
(103.3)
Average high °C (°F) 5.0
(41.0)
7.5
(45.5)
11.2
(52.2)
16.1
(61.0)
20.1
(68.2)
24.2
(75.6)
25.0
(77.0)
24.2
(75.6)
20.4
(68.7)
15.7
(60.3)
9.9
(49.8)
5.2
(41.4)
15.4
(59.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
3.4
(38.1)
6.3
(43.3)
10.2
(50.4)
14.3
(57.7)
17.9
(64.2)
18.9
(66.0)
18.5
(65.3)
14.8
(58.6)
11.0
(51.8)
6.2
(43.2)
2.1
(35.8)
10.5
(50.9)
Average low °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−0.8
(30.6)
1.4
(34.5)
4.2
(39.6)
8.4
(47.1)
11.5
(52.7)
12.9
(55.2)
12.7
(54.9)
9.2
(48.6)
6.2
(43.2)
2.5
(36.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
5.5
(41.9)
Record low °C (°F) −14.8
(5.4)
−16.6
(2.1)
−13.8
(7.2)
−7.6
(18.3)
−0.8
(30.6)
2.8
(37.0)
5.6
(42.1)
4.8
(40.6)
0.9
(33.6)
−4.5
(23.9)
−7.6
(18.3)
−18.2
(−0.8)
−18.2
(−0.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 90.4
(3.56)
92.7
(3.65)
96.9
(3.81)
71.3
(2.81)
97.6
(3.84)
71.1
(2.80)
111.6
(4.39)
106.1
(4.18)
79.8
(3.14)
100.2
(3.94)
99.8
(3.93)
99.1
(3.90)
1,116.6
(43.96)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11.9 11.9 13.4 11.3 13.1 10.2 14.6 13.2 9.6 12.3 14.3 14.1 149.7
Source: Meteociel[4]

Notable residents

Maurice Burrus, a tobacco magnate and noted philatelist, was a resident.[5] His home there, the Château Burrus, is a French monument historique.[6]

See also

View of Sainte Croix-au-mines
View of Sainte Croix-au-mines

References

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Décret n° 2014-1720 du 29 décembre 2014 portant suppression des arrondissements de Guebwiller et de Ribeauvillé (département du Haut-Rhin)
  4. ^ "Normales et records pour Ste Croix Aux Mines (68)". Meteociel. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  5. ^ Philatelic Literature Review. 1991.
  6. ^ "Ancien château Burrus à Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines - PA00125235 - Monumentum".