Meistratzheim

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Meistratzheim

Mäischterze
Rue Principale
Rue Principale
Coat of arms of Meistratzheim
Coat of arms
Location of Meistratzheim
Meistratzheim is located in France
Meistratzheim
Meistratzheim
Meistratzheim is located in Grand Est
Meistratzheim
Meistratzheim
Coordinates: 48°26′58″N 7°32′38″E / 48.4494°N 7.5439°E / 48.4494; 7.5439Coordinates: 48°26′58″N 7°32′38″E / 48.4494°N 7.5439°E / 48.4494; 7.5439
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSélestat-Erstein
CantonObernai
IntercommunalityPays de Sainte-Odile
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Weber
Area
1
12.82 km2 (4.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,484
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67286 /67210
Elevation150–162 m (492–531 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Meistratzheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

History[edit]

Located near a Celtic-Romanic route connecting Belfort with Brumath, the village has been occupied since the Neolithic.[2] the village is mentioned for the first time in a parchment dating from 742 where it says that the convent of Wissembourg had possessions in Maistersheim.

Initially the village belonged to the Count of Nordgau and from 742 to 1030 to different abbeys; the fief was then acquired by the diocese of Strasbourg and later by the Landsberg family, who held it up to the French Revolution.

During the seventeenth century the village was pillaged by passing Imperial, Swedish, Lorraine and French troops. Famine came because of rigorous winters and poor harvests.

Points of interest[edit]

The catholic church, Saint André, was built from 1911 to 1919, consecrated in 1922 and is at 75 m the highest in Bas-Rhin outside of Strasbourg.

Education[edit]

The Classe de Japonais en Alsace (アルザス補習授業校 Aruzasu Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a part-time Japanese supplementary school, is held in the A.P.E.J.A. in Meistratzheim.[3]

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Pays de Sainte odile Archived 2006-11-28 at the Wayback Machine (French)
  3. ^ "欧州の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Retrieved on May 10, 2014. "A.P.E.J.A. 122 rue Principale 67210 MEISTRATZHEIM , FRANCE"