Saverne

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Saverne
Château des Rohan.
Château des Rohan.
Coat of arms of Saverne
Coat of arms
Saverne is located in France
Saverne
Saverne
Location within Grand Est region
Saverne is located in Grand Est
Saverne
Saverne
Coordinates: 48°44′N 7°22′E / 48.74°N 7.36°E / 48.74; 7.36Coordinates: 48°44′N 7°22′E / 48.74°N 7.36°E / 48.74; 7.36
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSaverne
CantonSaverne
IntercommunalitySaverne-Marmoutier-Sommerau
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Stéphane Leyenberger
Area
1
26.01 km2 (10.04 sq mi)
Population
(2014)2
11,433
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Savernois
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67437 /67700
Elevation177–463 m (581–1,519 ft)
(avg. 320 m or 1,050 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saverne is a commune in north-eastern France, in the Bas-Rhin department, of which it is a subprefecture. It is in the Grand Est region.

The commmune is in the historical and cultural region of Alsace.

Geography[change | change source]

Saverne is in the west of the Bas-Rhin department, 50 km (31 mi) to the west of Strasbourg. The Marne–Rhine Canal flows through the city of Saverne. The Zorn river, a right tributary of the Moder river, flows through the commune.

The commune has an area of 26.0 km2 (10.0 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 320 m (1,050 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 190 m (620 ft).[2]

The distances from Saverne to other cities are:[3]

Saverne and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Saverne

The commune of Saverne is surrounded by the following communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Saverne, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[3]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Saverne are known, in French, as Savernois (women: Savernoises).[4]

With a population of 11,433,[5] Saverne has a population density of 440 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Saverne

Administration[change | change source]

Saverne is a subprefecture in the Bas-Rhin department since 1800. It is the capital of the Saverne arrondissement and is also the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Saverne formed by 49 communes, with 49,469 inhabitants (2014).[6]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Saverne is twinned withː

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Commune de Saverne (67437)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. "City of Saverne". Map-France.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Saverne". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  4. "Habitants du départment: Bas-Rhin" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  6. "Commune de Saverne (67437)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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