In the mid-1790s, following the French occupation of the entire left bank of the Rhine, the northern boundary of the département was extended north beyond the Lauter to the Queich river to include the areas of Annweiler am Trifels, Landau in der Pfalz, Bad Bergzabern, and Wörth am Rhein. However, upon Napoleon's second defeat in 1815, the Congress of Vienna reassigned the areas north of the Lauter to Bavaria; and those territories are now presently located in the neighbouring German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The département has twice been incorporated into Germany: from 1871 (after France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War) until the end of World War I in 1918, and again briefly during World War II (from 1940 to 1945).
To the north of Bas-Rhin lies the Palatinate forest (Pfälzerwald) in the German Land of Rhineland-Palatinate, and the Land of Baden-Württemberg lies to the east. To the south lies Haut-Rhin, the town of Colmar and southern Alsace, and to the west the département of Moselle in Lorraine.
Borealis plans to acquire the whole of fertiliser joint venture PEC-Rhin in Ottmarsheim, France, from GPN, a partner in the PEC-Rhin venture, following GPN's decision to exercise its right to buy BASF's 50% share.(Companies, technology & environment)(Brief article)
Dec 19, 2011; Borealis plans to acquire the whole of fertiliser joint venture PEC-Rhin in Ottmarsheim, France, from GPN, a partner in the...