Meistratzheim

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Meistratzheim
Rue Principale
Rue Principale
Meistratzheim is located in France
Meistratzheim
Meistratzheim
Coordinates: 48°26′58″N 7°32′38″E / 48.4494°N 7.5439°E / 48.4494; 7.5439Coordinates: 48°26′58″N 7°32′38″E / 48.4494°N 7.5439°E / 48.4494; 7.5439
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Obernai
Intercommunality Pays de Sainte-Odile
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Weber
Area1 12.82 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,381
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67286 / 67210
Elevation 150–162 m (492–531 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.

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

History[edit]

Located near a Celtic-Romanic route connecting Belfort with Brumath, the village has been occupied since the Neolithic.[1] the village is mentioned for the first time in a parchment dating from 742 where it says that the convent of Wissembourg had possessions in Maistersheim.

Initially the village belonged to the Count of Nordgau and from 742 to 1030 to different abbeys. The fief was then acquired by the diocese of Strasbourg and later by the Landsberg family, who held it up to the French Revolution.

During the seventeenth century the village was pillaged by passing Imperial, Swedish, Lorraine and French troops. Famine came because of rigorous winters and poor harvests.

Points of interest[edit]

The catholic church, Saint André, was built from 1911 to 1919, consecrated in 1922 and is at 75 m the highest in Bas-Rhin outside of Strasbourg.

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