Kirrberg, Bas-Rhin

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Kirrberg
Coat of arms of Kirrberg
Coat of arms
Kirrberg is located in France
Kirrberg
Kirrberg
Coordinates: 48°49′23″N 7°03′54″E / 48.8231°N 7.065°E / 48.8231; 7.065Coordinates: 48°49′23″N 7°03′54″E / 48.8231°N 7.065°E / 48.8231; 7.065
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Drulingen
Intercommunality Alsace Bossue
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Charles Staub
Area1 6.35 km2 (2.45 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 172
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67241 / 67320
Elevation 235–332 m (771–1,089 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.

Kirrberg is a commune in the northwest of the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. It lies 18 kilometres (11 mi) to the west of Phalsbourg.

History[edit]

The earliest surviving record, naming the village as Villa Teurino, dates from 512. The first appearance of a precursor to the present name occurs in 1501 with the name Kirpberg.

During the Thirty Years' War the village was almost entirely destroyed by fire.

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