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Encyclopedia > Kehl
Coat of arms Map of Germany showing Kehl
Basic Information
Area: 75.06 km²
Population: 34,288 (December 2004)
Population density: 457 residents/km²
Elevation: 139  m above sea level
Postal codes: 77694
Area code: 07851
Latitude and Longitude: 48°34′N 7°49′E
License plate prefix: OG
Organisation: 11 Stadtteile (districts)
ISO 3166-2: DE
Website: www.kehl.de
Politics
Mayor: Dr. Günther Petry


Kehl is a town in southwestern Germany in the Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg. It is located at the river Rhine, directly opposite to Strasbourg. Image File history File links Kehl_in_Germany. ... -1... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer) (symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... A postal code is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... Latitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing lines of longitude, which appear curved and vertical in this projection, but are actually halves of great circles 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. ... // Introduction A license plate, number plate or registration plate (often referred to simply as a plate, or colloquially tag) is a small metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle for official identification purposes. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Germany cover the 16 states (Länder). ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Ortenaukreis is a district (Kreis) in the west of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Baden-Württemberg is a federal state in south-western Germany to the east of the Upper Rhine. ... At 1,320 kilometres (820 miles) and an average discharge of more than 2,000 cubic meters per second, the Rhine (German Rhein, French Rhin, Dutch Rijn, Romansch: Rein, Italian: Reno) is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe. ... City motto: – City proper (commune) Région Alsace Département Bas-Rhin (67) Mayor Fabienne Keller (UMP) (since 2001) Area 78. ...


History

The village of Kehl was first mentioned 1038. In 1338 the first permanent bridge between Kehl and Strasbourg was completed. In 1678 the city was taken over by France and being considered as a part of the defense system of Strasbourg. Hence the village was transformed into a fortress in 1683 by the French architect Vauban. In 1774 - again ruled by the House of Baden - Kehl received town ordinances and privileges by the margrave Karl Friedrich von Baden. After several changes of the sovereigns (France, Baden and Austria) the city was finally returned to Baden in 1815 and the fortress was dismantled. Events Independent declaration of Western Xia. ... Events Ashikaga Takauji granted title of Shogun by the emperor of Japan. ... Vauban designed this pentagonal fortress to withstand sieges. ... For other uses, see Baden (disambiguation). ... Margrave is the English and French form of the German title Markgraf (from Mark march and Graf count) and certain equivalent nobiliary (princely) titles in other languages. ... For other uses, see Baden (disambiguation). ...


In 1861 the first railway bridge was built and the first direct connection from Paris to Vienna was established. Required changes of trains were performed in Kehl. The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Slovenian: Dunaj, Hungarian: Bécs, Czech: Vídeň, Slovak: Viedeň, Romany Vidnya; Croatian and Serbian: Beč) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...


After the Battle of France Kehl was turned into a suburb of Strasbourg. This state continued until 1953 when the city was returned to the Federal Republic of Germany. Combatants Allies (France, Britain, Canada, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands) Germany, Italy Commanders Maurice Gamelin, Maxime Weygand (French) Lord Gort (British Expeditionary Force) Gerd von Rundstedt (Army Group A) Fedor von Bock (Army Group B) Wilhelm von Leeb (Army Group C) Strength 144 divisions 13,974 guns 3,384 tanks 3,099... City motto: – City proper (commune) Région Alsace Département Bas-Rhin (67) Mayor Fabienne Keller (UMP) (since 2001) Area 78. ...


External links

  • http://www.kehl.de

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Kehl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
In 1338 the first permanent bridge between Kehl and Strasbourg was completed.
In 1774 - again ruled by the House of Baden - Kehl received town ordinances and privileges by the margrave Karl Friedrich von Baden.
After the Battle of France Kehl was turned into a suburb of Strasbourg.
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