|Imperial Territory of Alsace–Lorraine|
|Imperial Territory of the German Empire|
Alsace–Lorraine within the German Empire
"The Alsatian Flag's Song"
|14,496 km2 (5,597 sq mi)|
|• Type||Federal territory|
|Head of State|
|Eduard von Möller (first, as Oberpräsident)|
|Rudolf Schwander(last, as Reichstatthalter)|
• Lower house
|10 May 1871|
|28 June 1919|
|Political subdivisions||Bezirk Lothringen, Oberelsass, Unterelsass|
|Today part of||France|
The Imperial Territory of Alsace-Lorraine (German: Reichsland Elsaß-Lothringen or Elsass-Lothringen, French: Terre d'Empire d'Alsace-Lorraine or Alsace-Moselle) was a territory created by the German Empire in 1871 after its victory in the Franco-Prussian War. It was made up of almost all of the French region of Alsace and about a quarter of Lorraine, hence its name. France took it back in 1918 and it became part of that country as a result of Treaty of Versailles in 1919. Nazi Germany de facto took it back in 1940 but France took it back in 1945.
The territory has been part of France since then. In 2016 it became part of the Region of Grand Est.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Alsace-Lorraine at Wikimedia Commons
- Alsace-Lorraine travel guide from Wikivoyage
- http://www.geocities.com/bfel/geschichte5b.html (Archived 2009-10-25) (in German)
- http://www.elsass-lothringen.de/ (in German)
- France, Germany and the Struggle for the War-making Natural Resources of the Rhineland
- Elsass-Lothringen video Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Annuary of Cultur and Artists from Elsass-Lothringen (in French and German)