Leutenheim

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Leutenheim
Leutenheim is located in France
Leutenheim
Leutenheim
Coordinates: 48°50′37″N 8°01′17″E / 48.8436°N 8.0214°E / 48.8436; 8.0214Coordinates: 48°50′37″N 8°01′17″E / 48.8436°N 8.0214°E / 48.8436; 8.0214
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Haguenau
Canton Bischwiller
Intercommunality Uffried
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gérard Lehmann
Area
 • Land1 10.39 km2 (4.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 846
 • Population2 density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67264 / 67480
Elevation 115–139 m (377–456 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.

Leutenheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. It lies 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Haguenau and a short distance west of the Rhine, which here defines the frontier between France and Germany.

History[edit]

In eighth- and ninth-century records the village appears as Lithaim.

In around 1140 Königsbrück Abbey was founded here, a Cistercian nunnery, dissolved during the French Revolution.

Before the Rhine was channeled, the landscape here was marshy and criss-crossed by branches of the river. Accordingly, the settlement is constructed on warfts.

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