Kindwiller

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Kindwiller
Kindwiller is located in France
Kindwiller
Kindwiller
Coordinates: 48°51′48″N 7°35′55″E / 48.8633°N 7.5986°E / 48.8633; 7.5986Coordinates: 48°51′48″N 7°35′55″E / 48.8633°N 7.5986°E / 48.8633; 7.5986
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Haguenau
Canton Niederbronn-les-Bains
Intercommunality Val de Moder
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Raymond Schiestel
Area
 • Land1 5.97 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 576
 • Population2 density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67238 / 67350
Elevation 168–226 m (551–741 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The village is positioned some fifteen kilometres (nine miles) to the west-north-west of Haguenau.

Most of the houses are on the single main street. Outside the village the land is mostly used for farming.

History[edit]

The first surviving record of the village dates from 1317 when it was named as Kintwilre, the residence of a family of that same name. The area was at that time owned by Haguenau. The High German name "Kindweiler" emerges later.

During the wars of religion that spilled into Alsace in the sixteenth century, the village became protestant in 1545 but reverted to Catholicism in 1561.

Kindwiller also enjoyed the privileges of an imperial village.

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