Kleingœft

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Kleingoeft
Kleingoeft is located in France
Kleingoeft
Kleingoeft
Coordinates: 48°41′29″N 7°26′39″E / 48.6914°N 7.4442°E / 48.6914; 7.4442Coordinates: 48°41′29″N 7°26′39″E / 48.6914°N 7.4442°E / 48.6914; 7.4442
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Marmoutier
Intercommunality Alsace Bossue
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Grad
Area1 2.50 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 133
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67244 / 67440
Elevation 214–261 m (702–856 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Surrounding communes are Wolschheim and Maennolsheim to the northeast; Westhouse-Marmoutier to the southeast; and Lochwiller to the west.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Chapel of Betbur
Constructed in the twelfth century, the chapel was originally the parish church of Betbur. Betbur was destroyed during or before the German Peasants' War, and a new village was constructed nearby on the site of what is now known as Kleingœft. The chapel retained its role as a parish church, now being the parish church of Kleingœft, its cemetery being the Kleingœft village cemetery. Later a new larger church was built in the centre of Kleingœft, but the Chapel of Betbur is still open and can be visited: occasionally religious services are still celebrated in it.

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