Benfeld

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Benfeld

Banfald
The town hall in Benfeld
The town hall in Benfeld
Coat of arms of Benfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Benfeld
Benfeld is located in France
Benfeld
Benfeld
Benfeld is located in Grand Est
Benfeld
Benfeld
Coordinates: 48°22′16″N 7°35′42″E / 48.371019°N 7.5950335°E / 48.371019; 7.5950335Coordinates: 48°22′16″N 7°35′42″E / 48.371019°N 7.5950335°E / 48.371019; 7.5950335
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSélestat-Erstein
CantonErstein
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jacky Wolfarth
Area
1
7.79 km2 (3.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,833
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67028 /67230
Dialling codes0388
Elevation155–162 m (509–531 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Benfeld (French pronunciation: ​[bɛnfɛld]; Alsatian: Banfald [ˈbanfalt]) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in northeastern France. It is situated on the river Ill. In the nearby hamlet Ehl there is an archaeological site with the remains of the Gallo-Roman city Ellelum or Helvetum.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,309—    
18001,220−6.8%
18061,188−2.6%
18211,794+51.0%
18312,230+24.3%
18362,555+14.6%
18412,688+5.2%
18462,807+4.4%
18513,001+6.9%
18562,926−2.5%
18612,745−6.2%
18662,757+0.4%
18712,603−5.6%
18752,635+1.2%
18802,797+6.1%
18852,544−9.0%
18902,324−8.6%
18952,479+6.7%
19002,388−3.7%
19052,466+3.3%
19102,640+7.1%
19212,518−4.6%
19262,655+5.4%
19312,741+3.2%
19362,838+3.5%
19462,588−8.8%
19542,886+11.5%
19623,449+19.5%
19683,441−0.2%
19753,798+10.4%
19824,451+17.2%
19904,330−2.7%
19994,878+12.7%
20065,260+7.8%
20095,660+7.6%

Sights[edit]

Old town and city hall

The core of the town boasts a number of ancient buildings, chief among them the Renaissance town hall with its 1619 automata; the handsome 1846 synagogue survived the Nazi occupation.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.alemannia-judaica.de/benfeld_synagogue.htm