Kilstett

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Kilstett
Coat of arms of Kilstett
Coat of arms
Kilstett is located in France
Kilstett
Kilstett
Coordinates: 48°40′35″N 7°51′24″E / 48.6764°N 7.8567°E / 48.6764; 7.8567Coordinates: 48°40′35″N 7°51′24″E / 48.6764°N 7.8567°E / 48.6764; 7.8567
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Brumath
Intercommunality Gambsheim-Kilstett
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gabriel Muller
Area1 6.90 km2 (2.66 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,280
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67237 / 67840
Elevation 126–131 m (413–430 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.
Town hall

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

Inhabitants are known as Kilstettois.

Geography[edit]

Kilstett is positioned about fifteen kilometrees (nine miles) to the north of Strasbourg.

It has its own stop on the little railway line that connects Strasbourg with the German frontier town of Lauterbourg, and is approximately three kilometres (two miles) to the east of Junction 50 on the Autoroute A35, which is the principal north-south highway in Alsace.

History[edit]

Battle of Kilstett memorial

In January 1945, a German counter-offensive intended to reconquer Strasbourg was stopped at the Battle of Kilstett.

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