Place:Bas-Rhin, France

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NameBas-Rhin
TypeDépartement
Coordinates45.583°N 7.65°E
Located inFrance
Also located inAlsace, France    
Contained Places
Arrondissement
Wissembourg
Canton
Saales (canton)
Commune
Altorf
Birkenwald
Cosswiller
Dauendorf
Dimbsthal
Erstein
Grendelbruch
Haegen
Haguenau
La Broque
La Petite-Pierre
Lochwiller
Lutzelhouse
Marmoutier
Mertzwiller
Molsheim
Morschwiller
Mutzig
Natzwiller
Oberhaslach
Oberhoffen-lès-Wissembourg
Obernai
Pfaffenhoffen
Reinhardsmunster
Romanswiller
Rosheim
Saverne
Schirmeck
Siewiller
Steinbourg
Still
Strasbourg
Surbourg
Sélestat
Urmatt
Wangenbourg-Engenthal
Wœrth
Former municipality
Engenthal
Obersteigen
Wangenbourg
Hameau
Fréconrupt
Inhabited place
Achenheim
Alteckendorf
Altenstadt
Andlau
Auenheim
Avolsheim
Barr
Benfeld
Bischheim
Bischoffsheim
Bischwiller
Bouxwiller
Brumath
Butten
Châtenois
Dachstein
Dambach-la-Ville
Dettwiller
Diedendorf
Dieffenbach-au-Val
Drulingen
Drusenheim
Ebersheim
Ebersmunster
Eckbolsheim
Epfig
Eschau
Fegersheim
Geispolsheim
Graufthal
Hatten
Hochfelden
Hohenbourg
Hunspach
Hœrdt
Illkirch-Graffenstaden
Ingwiller
Jaegerthal
Kaltenhouse
Keskastel
Klingenthal
La Wantzenau
Lauterbourg
Le Hohwald
Lembach
Lichtenberg
Lingolsheim
Lorentzen
Mackenheim
Marckolsheim
Marlenheim
Mommenheim
Morsbronn-les-Bains
Mundolsheim
Neubourg
Neuwiller-lès-Saverne
Niederbronn-Les-Bains
Niederhaslach
Oberbronn-Zinswiller
Obermodern
Oberseebach
Obersteinbach
Offendorf
Ostwald
Ottrott
Reichshoffen
Rhinau
Rosenwiller
Saint-Blaise-la-Roche
Saint-Jean-Saverne
Sarre-Union
Schiltigheim
Schleithal
Schweighouse-sur-Moder
Seltz
Sessenheim
Soufflenheim
Soultz-sous-Forêts
Sundhouse
Truchtersheim
Villé
Walbourg
Wasselonne
Westhoffen
Weyersheim
Wimmenau
Wingen-sur-Moder
Zinswiller
Unknown
Adamswiller
Albé
Allenwiller
Altenheim
Altwiller
Artolsheim
Aschbach
Asswiller
Avenheim
Baerendorf
Balbronn
Baldenheim
Barembach
Bassemberg
Batzendorf
Behlenheim
Beinheim
Bellefosse
Belmont
Berg
Bergbieten
Bernardswiller
Bernardvillé
Bernolsheim
Berstett
Berstheim
Bettwiller
Biblisheim
Bietlenheim
Bilwisheim
Bindernheim
Birlenbach
Bischholtz
Bischtroff-sur-Sarre
Bissert
Bitschhoffen
Blaesheim
Blancherupt
Blienschwiller
Boesenbiesen
Bolsenheim
Boofzheim
Bootzheim
Bosselshausen
Bossendorf
Bourg-Bruche
Bourgheim
Breitenau
Breitenbach
Bremmelbach
Breuschwickersheim
Buhl
Burbach
Bust
Buswiller
Cleebourg
Climbach
Colroy-la-Roche
Crastatt
Croettwiller
Dahlenheim
Dalhunden
Dambach
Dangolsheim
Daubensand
Dehlingen
Diebolsheim
Dieffenbach-lès-Woerth
Dieffenthal
Diemeringen
Dingsheim
Dinsheim
Domfessel
Donnenheim
Dorlisheim
Dossenheim-Kochersberg
Dossenheim-sur-Zinsel
Drachenbronn
Duntzenheim
Duppigheim
Durningen
Durrenbach
Durstel
Duttlenheim
Eberbach-Seltz
Eberbach-Woerth
Eckartswiller
Eckwersheim
Eichhoffen
Elsenheim
Engwiller
Entzheim
Erckartswiller
Ergersheim
Ernolsheim-Bruche
Ernolsheim-lès-Saverne
Eschbach
Eschbourg
Eschwiller
Ettendorf
Eywiller
Fessenheim-le-Bas
Flexbourg
Forstfeld
Forstheim
Fort-Louis
Fouchy
Fouday
Friedolsheim
Friesenheim
Froeschwiller
Frohmuhl
Furchhausen
Furdenheim
Gambsheim
Geiswiller
Gerstheim
Gertwiller
Geudertheim
Gimbrett
Gingsheim
Goerlingen
Goersdorf
Gottenhouse
Gottesheim
Gougenheim
Goxwiller
Grandfontaine
Grassendorf
Gresswiller
Gries
Griesbach
Griesbach-le-Bastberg
Griesheim-près-Molsheim
Griesheim-sur-Souffel
Gumbrechtshoffen
Gundershoffen
Gungwiller
Gunstett
Handschuheim
Hangenbieten
Harskirchen
Hattmatt
Hegeney
Heidolsheim
Heiligenberg
Heiligenstein
Hengwiller
Herbitzheim
Herbsheim
Hermerswiller
Herrlisheim
Hessenheim
Hilsenheim
Hindisheim
Hinsbourg
Hinsingen
Hipsheim
Hirschland
Hochstett
Hoenheim
Hoffen
Hohatzenheim
Hohengoeft
Hohfrankenheim
Hohwiller
Holtzheim
Hurtigheim
Huttendorf
Huttenheim
Ichtratzheim
Imbsheim
Ingenheim
Ingolsheim
Innenheim
Irmstett
Issenhausen
Ittenheim
Itterswiller
Ittlenheim
Jetterswiller
Kauffenheim
Keffenach
Kertzfeld
Kesseldorf
Kienheim
Kilstett
Kindwiller
Kintzheim
Kirchheim
Kirrberg
Kirrwiller
Kleinfrankenheim
Kleingoeft
Knoersheim
Kogenheim
Kolbsheim
Krautergersheim
Krautwiller
Kriegsheim
Kuhlendorf
Kurtzenhouse
Kuttolsheim
Kutzenhausen
La Walck
Lalaye
Lampertheim
Lampertsloch
Landersheim
Langensoultzbach
Laubach
Le Ban-de-la-Roche
Leiterswiller
Leutenheim
Limersheim
Lipsheim
Littenheim
Lixhausen
Lobsann
Lohr
Lupstein
Mackwiller
Maennolsheim
Maisonsgoutte
Mattstall
Matzenheim
Meistratzheim
Melsheim
Memmelshoffen
Menchhoffen
Merkwiller-Pechelbronn
Mietesheim
Minversheim
Mitschdorf
Mittelbergheim
Mittelhausbergen
Mittelhausen
Mittelschaeffolsheim
Mollkirch
Monswiller
Mothern
Muhlbach-sur-Bruche
Mulhausen
Munchhausen
Mussig
Muttersholtz
Mutzenhouse
Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg
Nehwiller-près-Woerth
Neubois
Neugartheim
Neuhaeusel
Neuve-Eglise
Neuviller-la-Roche
Niederbetschdorf
Niederhausbergen
Niederlauterbach
Niedermodern
Niedernai
Niederroedern
Niederschaeffolsheim
Niederseebach
Niedersoultzbach
Niedersteinbach
Nordheim
Nordhouse
Nothalten
Obenheim
Oberbetschdorf
Oberbronn
Oberdorf-Spachbach
Oberhausbergen
Oberhoffen-sur-Moder
Oberlauterbach
Oberroedern
Oberschaeffolsheim
Obersoultzbach
Odratzheim
Oermingen
Offenheim
Offwiller
Ohlungen
Ohnenheim
Olwisheim
Orschwiller
Osthoffen
Osthouse
Ottersthal
Otterswiller
Ottwiller
Petersbach
Pfalzweyer
Pfettisheim
Pfulgriesheim
Plaine
Plobsheim
Preuschdorf ( 1919 - )
Printzheim
Puberg
Quatzenheim
Rangen
Ranrupt
Ratzwiller
Rauwiller
Reichsfeld
Reichstett
Reimerswiller
Reipertswiller
Reitwiller
Retschwiller
Reutenbourg
Rexingen
Richtolsheim
Riedheim
Riedseltz
Rimsdorf
Ringeldorf
Ringendorf
Rittershoffen
Roeschwoog
Rohr
Rohrwiller
Roppenheim
Rossfeld
Rosteig
Rothau
Rothbach
Rott
Rottelsheim
Rountzenheim
Rumersheim
Russ
Saales
Saasenheim
Saessolsheim
Saint-Martin
Saint-Maurice
Saint-Nabor
Saint-Pierre
Saint-Pierre-Bois
Salenthal
Salmbach
Sand
Sarrewerden (Comte)
Sarrewerden
Saulxures
Schaeffersheim
Schaffhouse-près-Selz
Schaffhouse-sur-Zorn
Schalkendorf
Scharrachbergheim
Scheibenhard
Scherlenheim
Scherwiller
Schillersdorf
Schirrhein
Schirrhoffen
Schnersheim
Schoenau
Schoenbourg
Schoenenbourg
Schopperten
Schwabwiller
Schwenheim
Schwindratzheim
Schwobsheim
Sermersheim
Siegen
Siltzheim
Sindelberg
Singrist
Solbach
Souffelweyersheim
Soultz-les-Bains
Sparsbach
Stattmatten
Steige
Steinseltz
Stotzheim
Struth
Stundwiller
Stutzheim
Thal-Drulingen
Thal-Marmoutier
Thanvillé
Tieffenbach
Traenheim
Triembach-au-Val
Trimbach
Uberach
Uhlwiller
Uhrwiller
Urbeis
Uttenheim
Uttenhoffen
Uttwiller
Valff
Vendenheim
Voellerdingen
Volksberg
Wahlenheim
Waldersbach
Waldhambach
Waldolwisheim
Waltenheim-sur-Zorn
Wangen
Weiler
Weinbourg
Weislingen
Weitbruch
Weiterswiller
Westhouse
Westhouse-Marmoutier
Weyer
Wickersheim
Wildersbach
Willgottheim
Wilshausen
Wilwisheim
Windstein
Wingen
Wingersheim
Wintershouse
Wintzenbach
Wintzenheim-Kochersberg
Wisches
Witternheim
Wittersheim
Wittisheim
Wiwersheim
Woellenheim
Woerth (canton)
Wolfisheim
Wolfskirchen
Wolschheim
Wolxheim
Zehnacker
Zeinheim
Zellwiller
Zittersheim
Zoebersdorf
Zollingen
Zutzendorf
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Bas-Rhin (; Alsatian: Unterelsàss) is a department in the Alsace region of France. The name means "Lower Rhine". It is the more populous and densely populated of the two departments of the Alsace region, with 1,095,905 inhabitants in 2010. The prefecture and the General Council are based in Strasbourg. The INSEE and Post Code is 67.

The inhabitants of the department are known as Bas-Rhinois or Bas-Rhinoises

History

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Bas-Rhin is one of the original 83 departments created on 4 March 1790, during the French Revolution.

On 14 January 1790 the National Constituent Assembly decreed:

  • "- That Alsace be divided into two departments with Strasbourg and Colmar as their capitals;
  • - That the Department of Strasbourg will be divided into three districts [...];
  • - That the land of the German princes, coming under the sovereignty of France will be included in the division of districts;
  • - That Landau, an enclave in the Palatinate, will have special justice [...]."

The borders of Bas-Rhin have changed many times:

  • In 1795 the region of Schirmeck - where the people did not speak Alsatian - was detached from the district of Sélestat and attached to Vosges (District of Senones);
  • In 1808 some territories east of the Rhine were annexed, especially the city of Kehl;
  • In 1814, after the first Treaty of Paris, France gained the territories north of the Lauter from the former department of Mont-Tonnerre and including the city of Landau, but lost all the territories east of the Rhine;
  • In 1815, following the second Treaty of Paris, France lost all the territories north of the Lauter and the department was occupied by troops from Baden and Saxon from June 1815 to November 1818.
  • In 1871 Bas-Rhin was annexed by Germany (by the Treaty of Frankfurt) and then became Bezirk Unterelsass in Reichsland Elsaß-Lothringen;
  • In 1919 Bas-Rhin became French again (Treaty of Versailles) and retained the territories that Germany had taken from the department of Vosges in 1871 (the Canton of Schirmeck and Canton of Saales);
  • In 1944 Kehl was attached to Bas-Rhin before being reassigned to the new West Germany in 1953;
  • In 1982 the department is included in the newly created Alsace region;
  • On 7 April 2013 a referendum was held on the creation of a single community in Alsace for joining the Alsace region and the two departments of Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin.

Strasbourg, the chef lieu (principal city) of Bas-Rhin is one of two seats of the European Parliament, the other being in Brussels.

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