Durningen

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Durningen
Durningen is located in France
Durningen
Durningen
Coordinates: 48°41′02″N 7°34′05″E / 48.6839°N 7.5681°E / 48.6839; 7.5681Coordinates: 48°41′02″N 7°34′05″E / 48.6839°N 7.5681°E / 48.6839; 7.5681
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Truchtersheim
Intercommunality Kochersberg
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gabrielle Fiacre
Area
 • Land1 4.02 km2 (1.55 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 609
 • Population2 density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67109 / 67270
Elevation 179–274 m (587–899 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.

Durningen is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

It is the highest commune of the natural region of the Kochersberg.

Its name was first quoted in 724 as Deorangus. than as Teuringas (742), Thurinca (787), Thuringen (1276) and endly Turningen and Durningen (1371).

In the Middle Ages, Durningen belonged to the domain of Hanau-Lichtenberg and to the bishopric of Strasbourg.

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