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Traditional province: Alsace
Bordering departments: Moselle, Haut-Rhin, Vosges
Bordering country: Germany (Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg)
Area: 4,755 km2
Population (1995): 994,100 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Haguenau, Molsheim, Saverne, Sélestat, Wissembourg
Subdivisions: 7 arrondissements, 44 cantons, 519 communes.
The department is named ("Lower-Rhine") after the river Rhin.
The department is made of Lower-Alsace, to which the cantons of La Petite-Pierre and Sarre-Union, former possessions of the House of Deux-Ponts and Hanau, were added in 1792.