Schleithal

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Schleithal
Schleithal is located in France
Schleithal
Schleithal
Coordinates: 48°59′22″N 8°02′39″E / 48.9894°N 8.0442°E / 48.9894; 8.0442Coordinates: 48°59′22″N 8°02′39″E / 48.9894°N 8.0442°E / 48.9894; 8.0442
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Wissembourg
Canton Wissembourg
Intercommunality Pays de Wissembourg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joseph Schneider
Area1 9.12 km2 (3.52 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,474
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67451 / 67160
Elevation 135–187 m (443–614 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.

Schleithal is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. Located in the northern Lower Rhine just steps from the French-German border. This boundary is defined by the Lauter which gives its name to the small town of Lauterbourg located at the mouth of the river Rhine.

History[edit]

The first writings of Schleithal date from 1145, but some believe that the village dates from 631 (year of establishment of the abbey of Wissembourg). The village became French after the Treaty or otherwise known as Peace of Westphalia in 1648.

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