Chalampé

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Chalampé

Chalampé / Eichwald (arch.)
The town hall in Chalampé
The town hall in Chalampé
Coat of arms of Chalampé
Coat of arms
Location of Chalampé
Chalampé is located in France
Chalampé
Chalampé
Chalampé is located in Grand Est
Chalampé
Chalampé
Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°32′E / 47.82°N 7.54°E / 47.82; 7.54Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°32′E / 47.82°N 7.54°E / 47.82; 7.54
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementMulhouse
CantonRixheim
IntercommunalityCA Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Martine Laemlin-Delmotte
Area
1
4.77 km2 (1.84 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
969
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68064 /68490
Dialling codes0389
Elevation211–217 m (692–712 ft)
(avg. 215 m or 705 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Chalampé (German: Eichwald) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France, just across the Rhein River from Neuenburg, Germany.

The town was founded by soldiers of Marshal Dubourg who in 1709 had beaten the Austrians under Count Claude Florimond de Mercy in the War of the Spanish Succession. It is located in an area called Eichwald (oak forest) by the otherwise German-speaking population of the Alsace, and bears its French name since 1735. Before Johann Gottfried Tulla and others straightened the Rhine in the 19th century, the river had changed its course several times, moving the border. Thus, the village was sometimes considered to be part of Germany.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.