Durningen

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Durningen
Dírnínge
Commune
Coat of arms of Durningen
Coat of arms
Durningen is located in France
Durningen
Durningen
Location within Grand Est region
Durningen is located in Grand Est
Durningen
Durningen
Coordinates: 48°41′02″N 7°34′05″E / 48.6839°N 7.5681°E / 48.6839; 7.5681Coordinates: 48°41′02″N 7°34′05″E / 48.6839°N 7.5681°E / 48.6839; 7.5681
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Bouxwiller
Intercommunality CC Kochersberg
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gabrielle Fiacre
Area1 4.02 km2 (1.55 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 646
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 67109 /67270
Elevation 179–274 m (587–899 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.

Durningen (Dürningen in German, Dírnínge in Alsatian) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department and Grand Est region of north-eastern France.

It is the highest-situated commune in the Kochersberg natural region.

The name is first recorded in 724 as Deorangus, subsequently as Teuringas (742), Thurinca (787), Thuringen (1276), and finally Turningen / Durningen (1371).

In the Middle Ages, Durningen was part of the domain of Hanau-Lichtenberg and belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Strasbourg.

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