Arrondissement of Wissembourg

The arrondissement of Wissembourg is a former arrondissement of France in the Bas-Rhin department in the Alsace region. In 2015 it was merged into the new arrondissement of Haguenau-Wissembourg.[1] It had 68 communes, and its population was 68,299 (2012).[2]

Wissembourg
Location within the former region Alsace
Location within the former region Alsace
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
No. of communes68
Disbanded2015
SubprefectureWissembourg
Area
598 km2 (231 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
68,299
 • Density114/km2 (300/sq mi)

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Wissembourg, and their INSEE codes, were:[2]

1. Aschbach (67012) 2. Beinheim (67025) 3. Betschdorf (67339)
4. Biblisheim (67037) 5. Buhl (67069) 6. Cleebourg (67074)
7. Climbach (67075) 8. Crœttwiller (67079) 9. Dieffenbach-lès-Wœrth (67093)
10. Drachenbronn-Birlenbach (67104) 11. Durrenbach (67110) 12. Eberbach-Seltz (67113)
13. Eschbach (67132) 14. Forstheim (67141) 15. Frœschwiller (67147)
16. Gœrsdorf (67160) 17. Gunstett (67177) 18. Hatten (67184)
19. Hegeney (67186) 20. Hoffen (67206) 21. Hunspach (67213)
22. Ingolsheim (67221) 23. Keffenach (67232) 24. Kesseldorf (67235)
25. Kutzenhausen (67254) 26. Lampertsloch (67257) 27. Langensoultzbach (67259)
28. Laubach (67260) 29. Lauterbourg (67261) 30. Lembach (67263)
31. Lobsann (67271) 32. Memmelshoffen (67288) 33. Merkwiller-Pechelbronn (67290)
34. Morsbronn-les-Bains (67303) 35. Mothern (67305) 36. Munchhausen (67308)
37. Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg (67315) 38. Niederlauterbach (67327) 39. Niederrœdern (67330)
40. Niedersteinbach (67334) 41. Oberdorf-Spachbach (67341) 42. Oberhoffen-lès-Wissembourg (67344)
43. Oberlauterbach (67346) 44. Oberrœdern (67349) 45. Obersteinbach (67353)
46. Preuschdorf (67379) 47. Retschwiller (67394) 48. Riedseltz (67400)
49. Rittershoffen (67404) 50. Rott (67416) 51. Salmbach (67432)
52. Schaffhouse-près-Seltz (67440) 53. Scheibenhard (67443) 54. Schleithal (67451)
55. Schœnenbourg (67455) 56. Seebach (67351) 57. Seltz (67463)
58. Siegen (67466) 59. Soultz-sous-Forêts (67474) 60. Steinseltz (67479)
61. Stundwiller (67484) 62. Surbourg (67487) 63. Trimbach (67494)
64. Walbourg (67511) 65. Wingen (67537) 66. Wintzenbach (67541)
67. Wissembourg (67544) 68. Wœrth (67550)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Wissembourg was created in 1800, disbanded in 1871 (ceded to Germany) and restored in 1919.[3] It was disbanded in 2015.[1] As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Wissembourg were, as of January 2015:[2]

  1. Lauterbourg
  2. Seltz
  3. Soultz-sous-Forêts
  4. Wissembourg
  5. Wœrth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Décret n° 2014-1722 du 29 décembre 2014 portant suppression des arrondissements de Strasbourg-Campagne et de Wissembourg (département du Bas-Rhin)
  2. ^ a b c "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  3. ^ Historique du Bas-Rhin

Coordinates: 49°02′N 7°57′E / 49.03°N 7.95°E / 49.03; 7.95