Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin

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Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin
New town hall of Breitenbach
New town hall of Breitenbach
Coat of arms of Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin
Coat of arms
Location of Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin
Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin is located in France
Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin
Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin
Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin is located in Grand Est
Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin
Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin
Coordinates: 48°01′27″N 7°06′05″E / 48.0242°N 7.1014°E / 48.0242; 7.1014Coordinates: 48°01′27″N 7°06′05″E / 48.0242°N 7.1014°E / 48.0242; 7.1014
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonWintzenheim
IntercommunalityVallée de Munster
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Gsell
Area
1
9.37 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
904
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68051 /68380
Elevation414–1,165 m (1,358–3,822 ft)
(avg. 440 m or 1,440 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.
Breitenbach

Breitenbach-Haut-Rhin (German: Breitenbach) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Its inhabitants are Breitenbachois. Its official name distinguishes it from Breitenbach, Bas-Rhin.

The place name appears in thirteenth-century documents, with the significance of breit ("wide"), bach ("stream"). The valley in which it lies was a possession of the Abbey of Munster until the French Revolution.

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