Schleithal is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.[3] Located in the northern Lower Rhine just steps from the French-German border. This boundary is defined by the Lauter which gives its name to the small town of Lauterbourg located at the mouth of the river Rhine.

Schleithal
The town hall in Schleithal
The town hall in Schleithal
Coat of arms of Schleithal
Location of Schleithal
Schleithal is located in France
Schleithal
Schleithal
Schleithal is located in Grand Est
Schleithal
Schleithal
Coordinates: 48°59′22″N 8°02′39″E / 48.9894°N 8.0442°E / 48.9894; 8.0442Coordinates: 48°59′22″N 8°02′39″E / 48.9894°N 8.0442°E / 48.9894; 8.0442
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementHaguenau-Wissembourg
CantonWissembourg
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Joseph Schneider[1]
Area
1
9.12 km2 (3.52 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,394
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67451 /67160
Elevation135–187 m (443–614 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

The first writings of Schleithal date from 1145, but some believe that the village dates from 631 (year of establishment of the abbey of Wissembourg). The village became French after the Treaty or otherwise known as Peace of Westphalia in 1648.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file