Benfeld

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Benfeld
Banfald
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Coat of arms of Benfeld
Coat of arms
Benfeld is located in France
Benfeld
Benfeld
Coordinates: 48°22′16″N 7°35′42″E / 48.371019°N 7.5950335°E / 48.371019; 7.5950335Coordinates: 48°22′16″N 7°35′42″E / 48.371019°N 7.5950335°E / 48.371019; 7.5950335
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Erstein
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jacky Wolfarth
Area1 7.79 km2 (3.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,350
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67028 / 67230
Dialling codes 0388
Elevation 155–162 m (509–531 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

Benfeld (French pronunciation: ​[bɛnfɛld]; Alsatian: Banfald [ˈbanfalt]) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in northeastern France. It is situated on the river Ill. In the nearby hamlet Ehl there is an archaeological site with the remains of the Gallo-Roman city Ellelum or Helvetum.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,309 —    
1800 1,220 −6.8%
1806 1,188 −2.6%
1821 1,794 +51.0%
1831 2,230 +24.3%
1836 2,555 +14.6%
1841 2,688 +5.2%
1846 2,807 +4.4%
1851 3,001 +6.9%
1856 2,926 −2.5%
1861 2,745 −6.2%
1866 2,757 +0.4%
1871 2,603 −5.6%
1875 2,635 +1.2%
1880 2,797 +6.1%
1885 2,544 −9.0%
1890 2,324 −8.6%
1895 2,479 +6.7%
1900 2,388 −3.7%
1905 2,466 +3.3%
1910 2,640 +7.1%
1921 2,518 −4.6%
1926 2,655 +5.4%
1931 2,741 +3.2%
1936 2,838 +3.5%
1946 2,588 −8.8%
1954 2,886 +11.5%
1962 3,449 +19.5%
1968 3,441 −0.2%
1975 3,798 +10.4%
1982 4,451 +17.2%
1990 4,330 −2.7%
1999 4,878 +12.7%
2006 5,260 +7.8%
2009 5,660 +7.6%

Sights[edit]

The handsome 1846 synagogue survived the Nazi occupation.[1]

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