Last modified: 2002-10-12 by ivan sache
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Traditional province: Alsace
Bordering departments: Doubs, Jura, Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Vosges
Bordering country: Switzerland (canton of Jura)
Area: 609 km2
Population (1995): 137,100 inhabitants
Subdivisions: 1 arrondissement, 15 cantons, 99 communes.
The Territory of Belfort is the part of the department of Haut-Rhin which remained French after the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine by Germany in 1871, due to the heroic resistance (103 days) of the city defenders comanded by colonel Denfert-Rochereau. In 1922, the territory received the status of department..