Schiltigheim

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Schiltigheim
The old town hall
The old town hall
Coat of arms of Schiltigheim
Coat of arms
Location of Schiltigheim
Schiltigheim is located in France
Schiltigheim
Schiltigheim
Schiltigheim is located in Grand Est
Schiltigheim
Schiltigheim
Coordinates: 48°36′28″N 7°45′00″E / 48.6078°N 7.75°E / 48.6078; 7.75Coordinates: 48°36′28″N 7°45′00″E / 48.6078°N 7.75°E / 48.6078; 7.75
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementStrasbourg
CantonSchiltigheim
IntercommunalityStrasbourg Eurométropole
Area
1
7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
32,024
 • Density4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67447 /67300
Elevation133–152 m (436–499 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Schiltigheim (French: Schiltigheim, pronounced [ʃiltikajm], and sometimes [ʃiltiɡajm] by non-local speakers of French; Alsatian: Schelige [ˈʃelikə]; German: Schiltigheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The inhabitants are called Schilikois in French and Scheligemer in Alsatian.

It is the largest suburb of the city of Strasbourg, and is adjacent to it on Strasbourg's north side. In 2006, Schiltigheim was the third-largest town in the Bas-Rhin (after Strasbourg and Haguenau) and the fifth-largest in Alsace, with a total population of 31,239.[2]

History[edit]

Catholic church Sainte Famille in Schiltigheim

The town dates back to the 9th century, when it grew around the Sciltung castle and the Bothebür chapel in a place called Skitingsdtböhel.

Events[edit]

The present or former home of a number of breweries, Schiltigheim is known for the "fête de la bière" beer festival in August.

Notable people[edit]

  • Christian Ernst Stahl, (1848-1919), botanist, born in Schiltigheim
  • Ernst Barthel (1890-1953) born in Schiltigheim, philosopher, mathematician, inventor
  • Jean Weissenbach (1946-), biologist and director of research at CNRS. Was at the primary school Exen Schiltigheim. Currently leads the Genoscope in Évry. In April 2010, the town of Schiltigheim awarded him the title of honorary citizen.
  • Yvon Riemer (1970-), wrestler, member of Olympia Schiltigheim. World champion Greco-Roman wrestling in 1995, silver in 1999 and bronze in 1991 and 1993. 5th Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992
  • Thomas Voeckler, cyclist, born in 1979 in Schiltigheim
  • Bruno Spengler, racing driver, born in 1983 in Schiltigheim
  • Pierre-Hugues Herbert (1991-), French tennis player, 4-time doubles Grand Slam champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Commune : Schiltigheim (67447) Archived 2012-04-29 at the Wayback Machine on INSEE

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