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Coat of arms of Keskastel
Coat of arms
Keskastel is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Keskastel is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°58′19″N 7°02′41″E / 48.9719°N 7.0447°E / 48.9719; 7.0447Coordinates: 48°58′19″N 7°02′41″E / 48.9719°N 7.0447°E / 48.9719; 7.0447
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Ingwiller
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Théo Feuerstoss
Area1 18.87 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,539
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67234 /67260
Elevation 209–275 m (686–902 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.

Keskastel is a commune in the northwest of the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.


Kernkastel is positioned on the banks of the Saar. Surrounding communes are Herbitzheim and Sarralbe to the north with Schopperten and Sarre-Union to the south.

The village is the meeting point of several roads, the largest of them being the Route Nationale RN61 (Phalsbourg - Saarbrücken). The A4 Autoroute (E25) passes to the east, at which point the village hosts a service area and there are a couple of bridges overlooking the autoroute, but there is no road access to the highway: junctions 42 and 43 are approximately ten kilometres (six miles) to the north and south respectively. The village does, however, have its own station on the local railway line.

One pillar of the local economy is tourism. There is a camping place with a bathing area: angling facilities are also available, and the village is positioned on a long distance walking path that tracks the Saar.

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