Chalampé

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Chalampé
Chalampé / Eichwald (arch.)
Chalampé, Église Saint-Wendelin.jpg
Chalampé is located in France
Chalampé
Chalampé
Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°32′E / 47.82°N 7.54°E / 47.82; 7.54Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°32′E / 47.82°N 7.54°E / 47.82; 7.54
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Mulhouse
Canton Illzach
Intercommunality Porte de France Rhin Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Martine Laemlin-Delmotte
Area
 • Land1 4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 906
 • Population2 density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68064 / 68490
Dialling codes 0389
Elevation 211–217 m (692–712 ft)
(avg. 215 m or 705 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.

Chalampé (German: Eichwald) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France, just across the Rhein River from Neuenburg, Germany.

The town was founded by soldiers of Dubourg[disambiguation needed] who in 1709 had beaten the Austrians under Count Claude Florimond de Mercy in the War of the Spanish Succession. It is located in an area called Eichwald (oak forest) by the otherwise German-speaking population of the Alsace, and bears its French name since 1735. Before Johann Gottfried Tulla and others straightened the Rhine in the 19th century, the river had changed its course several times, moving the border. Thus, the village was sometimes considered to be part of Germany.

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