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Coat of arms of Muhlbach-sur-Munster
Coat of arms
Muhlbach-sur-Munster is located in France
Coordinates: 48°01′35″N 7°05′03″E / 48.0264°N 7.0842°E / 48.0264; 7.0842Coordinates: 48°01′35″N 7°05′03″E / 48.0264°N 7.0842°E / 48.0264; 7.0842
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Wintzenheim
Intercommunality Vallée de Munster
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Martin Sengele
Area1 7.88 km2 (3.04 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 773
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68223 /68380
Elevation 436–1,283 m (1,430–4,209 ft)
(avg. 466 m or 1,529 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.

Muhlbach-sur-Munster (German: Mühlbach im Elsass) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It is the birthplace of the German publisher Johann Carolus, founder of the earliest known newspaper in 1605.[1]

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  1. ^ "Weber, Johannes: Strassburg 1605: Die Geburt der Zeitung, in: Jahrbuch für Kommunikationsgeschichte, Vol. 7 (2005), S. 3-27" (in German).