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Encyclopedia > Haguenau
Commune of Haguenau
Location
Longitude 07° 47' 19" E
Latitude 48° 49' 02" N
Administration
Country France
Région Alsace
Département Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Haguenau
Canton Haguenau (chief town)
Intercommunality Communauté
de communes de
la région de Haguenau
Mayor Pierre Strasser
(2001-2008)
Statistics
Altitude 115 m–203 m
(avg. 150 m)
Land area¹ 182.59 km²
Population²
(1999)
32,242
 - Density (1999) 176/km²
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 67180/ 67500
¹ French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq. mi. or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
² Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).
France

Haguenau (German: Hagenau) is a commune of northeastern France, in the Bas-Rhin département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. This city has a large forest, the largest undivided forest of France. It lies in the North of Strasbourg, at a distance of approximately 30 km. Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including both internationally recognized and generally unrecognized independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common... Location Administration Capital Strasbourg Regional President Adrien Zeller (UMP) (since 1996) Départements Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Statistics Land area1 8,280 km² Population (Ranked 14th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... History The département was created on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. ... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The arrondissement of Haguenau is an arrondissement of France, located in the Bas-Rhin département, in the Alsace région. ... The canton is an administrative division of France. ... The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... INSEE is the French abbreviation for the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (French: Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). ... Postal codes were introduced in France in 1972, when La Poste introduced automated sorting. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... History The département was created on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région Alsace Département Bas-Rhin (67) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg Mayor Fabienne Keller  (UMP) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area¹ 78. ...

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Monuments

  • Tour des Chevaliers (Tower of the knights)
  • Tour des Pêcheurs (Tower of the fishermen)
  • Musée historique (Historical Museum)
  • Musée Alsacien (Haguenau) (Alsacian Museum)
  • Cour Fleckenstein (Fleckenstein Court)
  • Eglise Saint Georges (church)
  • Eglise Saint Nicolas (church)

History

Haguenau dates from the beginning of the 12th century, and owes its origin to the erection of a hunting lodge by the dukes of Swabia. The emperor Frederick I Barbarossa surrounded it with walls and gave it town rights in 1154. On the site of the hunting lodge he founded an imperial palace, in which were preserved the "Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire", i.e. the jewelled imperial crown, sceptre, imperial globe, and sword of Charlemagne. (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... Germany. ... Frederick Barbarossa in a 13th century Chronicle. ... Events King Stephen of England dies at Dover, and is succeeded by his adopted son Henry Plantagenet who becomes King Henry II of England, aged 21. ... The Holy Roman Empire and from the 16th century on also The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. ... Charlemagne, portrait by Albrecht Dürer. ...


Subsequently it became the seat of the Landvogt of Hagenau, the imperial advocatus in Lower Alsace. Richard of Cornwall king of the Romans, made it an imperial city in 1257. In the 14th century, it housed the executive council of the Decapole, a defensive and offensive association of ten Alsatian towns against the surrounding political instability. In 1648 it came into the possession of France, and in 1673 Louis XIV caused the fortifications to be razed. In 1675 it was captured by imperial troops, but in 1677 it was retaken by the French and nearly all destroyed by fire. In 1871 it fell, with the rest of Alsace-Lorraine, into the possession of Germany. In the second world war, in early 1945 the famous E company of the 506th regiment, 101st airborne, which is the company starred in the book by Stephen ambrose and Stephen Spielburg's dramatisation, Band of Brothers were stationed in Haguenau Lower Alsace Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Richard (5 January 1209 - 2 April 1272) was Count of Poitou (bef. ... For broader historical context, see 1250s and 13th century. ... The Décapole (Zehnstädtebund in German) was an alliance of ten towns of the Holy Roman Empire in Alsace, in a league founded in 1354, and discontinued in 1679. ... Location Administration Capital Strasbourg Regional President Adrien Zeller (UMP) (since 1996) Départements Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Statistics Land area1 8,280 km² Population (Ranked 14th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... // Events January 17 - Englands Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Address, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War. ... Events January 22 - Impostor Mary Carleton is hanged in Newgate prison in England for multiple thefts and returning from penal transportation March 18 - John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Quakers. ... Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638 – September 1, 1715) ruled as King of France and of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death just prior to his seventy-seventh birthday. ... Table of Fortification, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... Events January 5 - The Battle of Turckeim June 18 - Battle of Fehrbellin August 10 - King Charles II of England places the foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London - construction begins November 11 - Guru Gobind Singh becomes the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. ... Events First performance of Racines tragedy, Phèdre Sarah Churchill marries John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough Battle of Cassel, Philippe I of Orléans defeats William of Orange Mary II of England marries William of Orange English Statute of frauds is passed into law Battle of Landskrona Elias... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Imperial Province of Elsaß-Lothringen Alsace-Lorraine (French: Alsace-Lorraine; German: Elsaß-Lothringen) was a territory disputed between the nation states of France and Germany. ... Band of Brothers is an acclaimed 10-part television miniseries about World War II, co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. ...


Sister cities

Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Landau or Landau in der Pfalz (pop. ...

Births

Sébastien Loeb (born February 26, 1974) is a French rally driver, winner, with co-driver Daniel Elena, of the World Rally Drivers Championship title in 2004 and 2005, and of a record ten World Rallies in 2005. ...

See also

Reinmar of Hagenau is a German minnesinger of the twelfth century, surnamed in the MSS. der Alte (the old) to distinguish him from later poets of that name. ...

External links

  • Official website

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Haguenau-Siegfried Offensive (1330 words)
For the most part, the civilians of Haguenau seemed indifferent to the progress of war, other than the daily misfortune that was their lot.
The enemy held the most uncomfortable part of Haguenau, with positions north of the river and in the woods that hemmed the town.
Probably the most precarious place in Haguenau was the four house bridgehead that was turned over to us by the 143rd and which was the object of the German efforts.
Haguenau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (335 words)
Haguenau (German: Hagenau) is a commune of northeastern France, in the Bas-Rhin département, of which it is a sous-préfecture.
Haguenau dates from the beginning of the 12th century, and owes its origin to the erection of a hunting lodge by the dukes of Swabia.
In 1871 it fell, with the rest of Alsace-Lorraine, into the possession of Germany.
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