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|• Total||1,146 km2 (442 sq mi)|
|Elevation||440 m (1,440 ft)|
|• Density||0.76/km2 (2.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (Central European Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)|
|Surrounded by||Seleute, Ocourt, Montmelon, Asuel, Montenol, Saint-Brais, Epauvillers|
|Twin towns||La Motte, Var (France)|
Saint-Ursanne is an old town and a former municipality of the district of Porrentruy in the canton of Jura, Switzerland which has preserved much of its medieval character. The town contains many historical buildings, including a Romanesque abbey church, a collegiate church, a cloister, many medieval houses, a hermitage and an 18th-century bridge. The river Doubs makes a loop near Saint-Ursanne before flowing into France. Since 2009 Saint-Ursanne has been a part of the new municipality Clos du Doubs. An active railway station is located above the town, to the east.
Its name refers to Saint Ursicinus, a seventh-century monk who built a monastery here.
- Ursicinus of Saint-Ursanne (7th Cent) an Irish missionary and hermit, his supposed sarcophagus is preserved in St-Ursanne
- Saint Wandregisel (c. 605–668 AD) a Frankish courtier, monk, and abbot; lived as a hermit in complete solitude at Saint-Ursanne
- Lionel Régal (1975 – 2010 in Saint-Ursanne) a French hillclimbing racer, died in a crash in Saint-Ursanne
- Cathérine Hug (born 1976) an art historian and curator, was brought up in Saint-Ursanne
- Benjamin Conz (born 1991 in Saint-Ursanne) a Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz. Ausgabe vom 3. Oktober 2008
- "Les Médiévales, St-Ursanne". Canton of Jura Tourism. Retrieved 28 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Hill climb, Les Rangiers". Canton of Jura Tourism. Retrieved 28 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Kelly, Peter. "Ascend To The Green Heaven In St. Ursanne". Speedhunters. Retrieved 28 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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