Schiltigheim

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Schiltigheim
Schiltigheim is located in France
Schiltigheim
Schiltigheim
Coordinates: 48°36′28″N 7°45′00″E / 48.6078°N 7.75°E / 48.6078; 7.75Coordinates: 48°36′28″N 7°45′00″E / 48.6078°N 7.75°E / 48.6078; 7.75
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Schiltigheim
Intercommunality Strasbourg
Area
 • Land1 7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 31,239
 • Population2 density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67447 / 67300
Elevation 133–152 m (436–499 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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.

Schiltigheim (French: Schiltigheim, pronounced: [ʃiltikajm], and sometimes [ʃiltiɡajm] by non-local speakers of French; Alsatian: Schelige [ˈʃelikə]; German: Schiltigheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

The inhabitants are called Schilikois in French and Scheligemer in Alsatian.

It is the largest suburb of the city of Strasbourg, and is adjacent to it on Strasbourg's north side. In 2006, Schiltigheim was the third-largest town in the Bas-Rhin (after Strasbourg and Haguenau) and the fifth-largest in Alsace, with a total population of 31,239.[1]

History[edit]

Catholic church Sainte Famille in Schiltigheim

The town dates back to the 9th century, when it grew around the Sciltung castle and the Bothebür chapel in a place called Skitingsdtböhel.

Events[edit]

The present or former home of a number of breweries, Schiltigheim is known for the "fête de la bière" beer festival in August.

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