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Colmar in a few key figures


Ville de Colmar

Prefecture of the Upper Rhine (68) - Mayor: M. Eric Straumann

Population :

Colmar :70 000 inhabitants

Urban area of Colmar: 113 977 inhabitants (14 municipalities combined)

Greater Colmar: 203 985 inhabitants (97 municipalities combined)



6,657 hectares


1,317 inhab./km²



Languages spoken:

French and Alsatian


Geographic coordinates: latitude 48°05 north, 7°21 longitude east of Greenwich.
Altitude: 197 metres.

Climate and precipitation:

Between the region of Colmar, which is one of the driest regions of France (in terms of the amount of precipitation - about 500 mm/year), and the “ballons” part of the Vosges mountains, the ratio is 1 to 4. This is a perfect illustration of the fœhn effect that protects the Alsatian plain from the prevailing western winds.
Winters are long and snowy, and mornings are almost as cool on the Alsatian plain as in the Vosges, while maximum temperatures vary greatly in the summer. The plain benefits from 40 to 50 warm days a year.

Tourist accommodation capacity:

Number of hotel beds:

3203 in Colmar, 3,922 for Colmar and the urban area(Count made by OT Colmar & the C.C.I.)

Other accommodation:

357 beds in Colmar, 1,122 beds for Colmar and the urban area (figures supplied by the Chamber of Commerce)
Sources: City of Colmar (figures 2009/2010),