Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Belfort, a fortified French town and capital of the department of Upper Rhine, on the Savoureuse, offered a stout resistance to the German forces in 1870, capitulating with the sanction of the government, and only after a three months' siege. From 1871 to 1879 that part of the Haut-Rhin department remaining in French possession was named the "territory of Belfort" after the town; the name Haut-Rhin, however, has now again been restored. Its citadel is by Vauban. It has also a fine church, a college, a public library, and various manufactures.