Street Art in Aschbach
|Intercommunality||Hattgau et environs|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Paul Heintz|
|Area1||4.32 km2 (1.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||67012 / 67250|
|Elevation||137–178 m (449–584 ft)|
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aschbachois or Aschbachoises.
Aschbach is located some 13 km south by south-east of Wissembourg and 8 km east of Soultz-sous-Forêts. Access to the commune is by the D245 road from Stundwiller in the south passing through the village and continuing north to Seebach. With exception of a small band of forest on the western border the commune is entirely farmland.
The Seebach river forms the eastern border of the commune as it flows south to join the Seltzbach at Buhl. An unnamed stream rises in the centre of the commune and flows south-east through the village to join the Seebach on the south-eastern border.
In the 14th century Aschbach was the property of the Diocese of Speyer (Germany). Under the Ancien Régime Aschbach, Stundwiller, and Oberroedern formed the Superior Court with their church at Stundwiller. These three villages were merged in 1974 but Aschbach was separated again in 1988.
According to the cadastral plan of 1839 there were buildings built close together and also other places which were marshlands. The school was built in 1833, an oratory at a place called Kreutzfeld dates to 1864, and the church was built in 1871.
Sable, three bends wavy of Or.
List of Successive Mayors
(Not all data is known)
In 2010 the commune had 667 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]
Sites and monuments
Aschbach has four registrations as historical monuments. These are:
- Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception (1871, 1908, 1928)
- Farmhouse at 19 Grand Rue (18th-20th century)
- House and Farms (18th and 19th century)
- The Village (14th century)
The Church of the Immaculate Conception has many items which are registered as historical objects. These are:
- 2 Monstrances (around 1871)
- Monstrance (around 1871)
- Cross: Christ on the cross (around 1871)
- Painting: Saint Joseph with the child Jesus (around 1871)
- 10 Statues of Saints (around 1871)
- Pulpit, 2 Confessionals, Baptismal fonts (around 1871)
- 3 Altars, 3 Tabernacles, 3 Retables, church stall, half-height panelling (main altar,altar tombstone, secondary altar) (around 1871)
- Furniture in the Church
- Wayside cross: Christ on the cross at Hohlacker (1809)
Aschbach Picture Gallery
- Inside the Church
- Aschbach, Bas-Rhin on Lion1906
- Aschbach on the National Geographical Institute website (French)
- Aschbach on Google Maps
- Aschbach on Géoportail, National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
- Asbach on the 1750 Cassini Map
- Aschbach on the INSEE website (French)
- INSEE (French)
Notes and references
- At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
- Inhabitants of Bas-Rhin (French)
- Google Maps
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00118787 Village (French)
- List of Mayors of France (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00118789 Church of the Immaculate Conception (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00118790 Farmhouse (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00118788 Houses and Farms (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67005080 2 Monstrances (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67005079 Monstrance (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67005078 Cross: Christ on the Cross (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67005077 Painting: Saint Joseph with the child Jesus (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67005076 10 Statues (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67005075 Pulpit, 2 Confessionals, Baptismal fonts (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67005074 3 Altars, 3 Tabernacles, 3 Retables, stall, panelling (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67005073 Furniture (French)
- Ministry of Culture, Palissy IM67005081 Wayside Cross (French)
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