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|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Danièle Meyer|
|Area1||17.35 km2 (6.70 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||67397 / 67860|
|Elevation||155–166 m (509–545 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.
Until 1398, the village was located on the bank of the Rhine. The present village dates from the sixteenth century.
After a flood in 1541, an uninhabited 58% of its territory (10 km²) happened to end up on the right bank of the Rhine, in Germany. The German part of Rhinau is a natural reserve, the Taubergiessen . A ferry crosses the river, linking the two banks in France and Germany.
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