Barr, Bas-Rhin

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Barr
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Barr
Coat of arms
Barr is located in France
Barr
Barr
Coordinates: 48°24′32″N 7°27′02″E / 48.4089°N 7.4506°E / 48.4089; 7.4506Coordinates: 48°24′32″N 7°27′02″E / 48.4089°N 7.4506°E / 48.4089; 7.4506
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Barr
Intercommunality Piémont de Barr
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilbert Scholly
Area1 20.61 km2 (7.96 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 6,787
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67021 / 67140
Elevation 176–971 m (577–3,186 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.

Barr is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France.

History[edit]

Barr was originally an imperial property, but in 1522 the Habsburgs leased it to Nicolas Ziegler, and a few years later give him the freehold. Ziegler's sons sold Barr to the city of Strasbourg. This led to Barr being involved in the Bishop's War of Strasbourg (1592–1604) against the Catholics of Lorraine, which resulted in Barr's castle and many of its houses being razed to the ground in 1592. [1]

The 1878 synagogue survived the Nazi occupation.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,771 —    
1800 3,996 +6.0%
1806 4,143 +3.7%
1821 4,091 −1.3%
1831 4,324 +5.7%
1836 4,521 +4.6%
1841 4,095 −9.4%
1846 4,185 +2.2%
1851 4,345 +3.8%
1856 4,737 +9.0%
1861 4,877 +3.0%
1866 5,082 +4.2%
1871 5,655 +11.3%
1875 5,945 +5.1%
1880 5,857 −1.5%
1885 5,646 −3.6%
1890 5,678 +0.6%
1895 5,576 −1.8%
1900 5,243 −6.0%
1905 5,022 −4.2%
1910 4,934 −1.8%
1921 4,176 −15.4%
1926 4,185 +0.2%
1931 4,278 +2.2%
1936 4,389 +2.6%
1946 4,430 +0.9%
1954 4,322 −2.4%
1962 4,207 −2.7%
1968 4,268 +1.4%
1975 4,157 −2.6%
1982 4,511 +8.5%
1990 4,839 +7.3%
1999 5,892 +21.8%
2006 6,599 +12.0%
2009 6,789 +2.9%

International relations[edit]

Barr is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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