Neugartheim-Ittlenheim

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Neugartheim-Ittlenheim
View to the Kochersberg and the memorial
View to the Kochersberg and the memorial
Neugartheim-Ittlenheim is located in France
Neugartheim-Ittlenheim
Neugartheim-Ittlenheim
Coordinates: 48°39′19″N 7°32′46″E / 48.6553°N 7.5461°E / 48.6553; 7.5461Coordinates: 48°39′19″N 7°32′46″E / 48.6553°N 7.5461°E / 48.6553; 7.5461
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Truchtersheim
Intercommunality Kochersberg
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Charles Gangloff
Area
 • Land1 4.06 km2 (1.57 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 395
 • Population2 density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67228 / 67370
Elevation 163–294 m (535–965 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.

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

On the top of the Kochersberg stood a castle built in the 13th century. It has been destroyer three centuries later and the only relief staying is its past peripheral ditch.

On its place was built between 1794 and 1797 a semaphore tower, the second nearest station from Strasbourg (after Dingsheim's one) on the semaphore line to Paris. It was used until 1852.

Since the late 20th century, a memorial replaced this tower. Consisting of a motionless reproduction of the arms of such a tower, it can still be seen (within clear weather) from over ten kilometres, making the Kochersberg hill easily recognizable.

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