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District of Upper Alsace
Bezirk Oberelsaß (in German)
District of Alsace-Lorraine
1871-1918
Flag of Oberelsaß
Flag
of Oberelsaß
Coat of arms
Bezirk Ober-Elsaß (Karte).jpg
Upper Alsace district with its subdistricts in different colours (1890)
CapitalColmar
Area 
o 1885
3.508 km2 (1.354 sq mi)
o 1910
3.508 km2 (1.354 sq mi)
Population 
o 1885
462.549
o 1910
517.865
History 
1870-1871
o Established
1871
o Disestablished
1918
Political subdivisions6 rural districts
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Today part of France
BlasonAlsace.svg
Part of the series on
Alsace
Alsace flag waving icon.svg
Rot un Wiss, traditional flag of Alsace

Oberelsaß (or Upper Alsace, French: Haute-Alsace) was the southern part of the historical region Alsace or Elsass, inhabited originally by locals speaking Alemannic German. From 1871 to 1918, Bezirk Oberelsaß was a region (Bezirk) in the southern part of the province of Elsaß-Lothringen in the German Empire. The region corresponds exactly to the current French department of Haut-Rhin. Its capital was Colmar. It was divided into the districts (Kreise) of:

The flag of Oberelsaß is a yellow bar on a red field decorated on each side with three crowns. The combination of this flag with that of Unterelsaß forms the flag of modern Alsace.

Coordinates: 47°54?N 7°15?E / 47.900°N 7.250°E / 47.900; 7.250


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