Canton of Barr

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Location of the canton of Barr in the arrondissement of Sélestat-Erstein and in the department of Bas-Rhin

The Canton Barr was 2015 a French constituency in the Arrondissement Erstein , in Bas-Rhin region and in the region of Alsace .


The canton was founded on March 4, 1790 as part of the establishment of the departments as part of what was then the "Benfeld District". Some time later (?) He belonged to the newly founded "Schlestadt District". With the founding of the arrondissements on February 17, 1800, the canton was redesigned as part of what was then the Barr arrondissement. On February 10, 1806, the Barr arrondissement became the Schlestadt arrondissement. From 1871 to 1919 there was no further subdivision of the former Schlettstadt district (French formerly: Schlestadt). On June 28, 1919, the canton again became part of the Arrondissement of Sélestat, which was merged with the Arrondissement of Erstein to form the Arrondissement of Sélestat-Erstein on May 24, 1974 . On March 22, 2015, the canton was dissolved. All municipalities now belong to the canton of Obernai .


The canton bordered in the north on the canton Rosheim in the arrondissement Molsheim and on the canton Obernai , in the east on the canton Benfeld , in the south on the canton Sélestat and in the west on the canton Villé and the canton Schirmeck in the arrondissement Molsheim.


16 communities belonged to the canton:

Individual evidence

  1. Decree No. 2014-185 of the French Interior Ministry on the redistribution of the cantons in the Bas-Rhin department