Leutenheim

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Leutenheim

Littenem
The town hall in Leutenheim
The town hall in Leutenheim
Coat of arms of Leutenheim
Coat of arms
Location of Leutenheim
Leutenheim is located in France
Leutenheim
Leutenheim
Leutenheim is located in Grand Est
Leutenheim
Leutenheim
Coordinates: 48°50′37″N 8°01′17″E / 48.8436°N 8.0214°E / 48.8436; 8.0214Coordinates: 48°50′37″N 8°01′17″E / 48.8436°N 8.0214°E / 48.8436; 8.0214
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementHaguenau-Wissembourg
CantonBischwiller
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gérard Lehmann
Area
1
10.39 km2 (4.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
855
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67264 /67480
Elevation115–139 m (377–456 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Leutenheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It lies 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Haguenau and a short distance west of the Rhine, which here defines the frontier between France and Germany.

History[edit]

In eighth- and ninth-century records the village appears as Lithaim.

In around 1140 Königsbrück Abbey was founded here, a Cistercian nunnery, dissolved during the French Revolution.

Before the Rhine was channeled, the landscape here was marshy and criss-crossed by branches of the river. Accordingly, the settlement is constructed on warfts.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019. Cite web requires |website= (help)