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Coat of arms of Ingwiller
Coat of arms
Ingwiller is located in France
Coordinates: 48°52′N 7°29′E / 48.87°N 7.48°E / 48.87; 7.48Coordinates: 48°52′N 7°29′E / 48.87°N 7.48°E / 48.87; 7.48
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Ingwiller
 • Mayor (2001–2008–2014) Hugues Danner
Area1 18.05 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,060
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67222 /67340
Elevation 185–371 m (607–1,217 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.

Ingwiller (German: Ingweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The commune lies within the North-Vosges natural park.


The first known mention of Ingwiller dates from the year 742 a.C. as Ingoniunilare,[1] 785 as Ilununilare, 1175 as Ingichwilre and 1178 in a bulla of the Pope Alexander III as Ingevilre.[2]

On demand of Simon von Lichtenberg, the Emperor Louis IV the Bavarian imposed the village Ingveiler in the year 1345 to the town Ingveiler.[3]

With the end of the Franco-Prussian War in the year 1870/71 Alsace-Lorraine became part of the German empire. 166 inhabitants of the town Ingwiller took the option of the Treaty of Frankfurt (1871) to remain French citizens and therefore had to leave Alsace-Lorraine towards Southern France.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Krauss, Kunst und Altertum im Elsass, Straßburg 1876–92
  2. ^ Karl Letz, Geschichte der Stadt Ingweiler, Zabern 1896
  3. ^ Strobel and Engelmann: Vaterländische Geschichte des Elsaß, Straßburg 1840–49