Benfeld

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Benfeld
Banfald
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Benfeld is located in France
Benfeld
Benfeld
Coordinates: 48°22′N 8°00′E / 48.37°N 8.00°E / 48.37; 8.00Coordinates: 48°22′N 8°00′E / 48.37°N 8.00°E / 48.37; 8.00
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Benfeld
Government
 • Mayor (2012–2014) Jacky Wolfarth
Area1 7.79 km2 (3.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,350
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67028 / 67230
Dialling codes 0388
Elevation 155–162 m (509–531 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

Benfeld (French pronunciation: ​[bɛnfɛld]; Alsatian: Banfald [ˈbanfalt]) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,309 —    
1800 1,220 −6.8%
1806 1,188 −2.6%
1821 1,794 +51.0%
1831 2,230 +24.3%
1836 2,555 +14.6%
1841 2,688 +5.2%
1846 2,807 +4.4%
1851 3,001 +6.9%
1856 2,926 −2.5%
1861 2,745 −6.2%
1866 2,757 +0.4%
1871 2,603 −5.6%
1875 2,635 +1.2%
1880 2,797 +6.1%
1885 2,544 −9.0%
1890 2,324 −8.6%
1895 2,479 +6.7%
1900 2,388 −3.7%
1905 2,466 +3.3%
1910 2,640 +7.1%
1921 2,518 −4.6%
1926 2,655 +5.4%
1931 2,741 +3.2%
1936 2,838 +3.5%
1946 2,588 −8.8%
1954 2,886 +11.5%
1962 3,449 +19.5%
1968 3,441 −0.2%
1975 3,798 +10.4%
1982 4,451 +17.2%
1990 4,330 −2.7%
1999 4,878 +12.7%
2006 5,260 +7.8%
2009 5,660 +7.6%

Sights[edit]

The handsome 1846 synagogue survived the Nazi occupation.[1]

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