Bischwiller

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Bischwiller

Bìschweiler
La Laub, former town hall, now a museum
La Laub, former town hall, now a museum
Coat of arms of Bischwiller
Coat of arms
Location of Bischwiller
Bischwiller is located in France
Bischwiller
Bischwiller
Bischwiller is located in Grand Est
Bischwiller
Bischwiller
Coordinates: 48°46′00″N 7°51′27″E / 48.7667°N 7.857500°E / 48.7667; 7.857500Coordinates: 48°46′00″N 7°51′27″E / 48.7667°N 7.857500°E / 48.7667; 7.857500
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementHaguenau-Wissembourg
CantonBischwiller
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Lucien Netzer
Area
1
17.25 km2 (6.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
12,709
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67046 /67240
Elevation123–147 m (404–482 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bischwiller (German: Bischweiler; Alsatian: Bìschwiller) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in northeastern France just west of the Moder River.[a]

Geography[edit]

The city is 7.8 kilometers (4.8 mi) southeast of Haguenau, 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) west-northwest from the German border and the Rhine River (Rhin), and lies 22 kilometers (14 mi) north-northeast of Strasbourg.

The Moder river, a Rhine tributary, flows across the town. Among the other streams which cross the area can be cited the following tributaries of the Morder: the Rothbaechel, the Erlengraben and the Waschgraben; the last one is formed by the confluence of two smaller streams named Weihergraben and Schnuchgraben.

Population[edit]

Due to its large Turkish minority, Bischwiller is often dubbed "Turkwiller".[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17933,250—    
18003,449+6.1%
18063,902+13.1%
18214,806+23.2%
18315,927+23.3%
18365,854−1.2%
18415,721−2.3%
18466,260+9.4%
18516,642+6.1%
18567,676+15.6%
18618,780+14.4%
18669,911+12.9%
186911,500+16.0%
18719,220−19.8%
18757,102−23.0%
18806,827−3.9%
18856,815−0.2%
18907,014+2.9%
18957,304+4.1%
19007,897+8.1%
19058,279+4.8%
19108,149−1.6%
19217,210−11.5%
19268,142+12.9%
19318,059−1.0%
19368,248+2.3%
19467,581−8.1%
19547,843+3.5%
19628,198+4.5%
19688,780+7.1%
19759,653+9.9%
198210,612+9.9%
199010,969+3.4%
199911,596+5.7%
200612,830+10.6%
200912,646−1.4%

Culture[edit]

Personalities[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also spelt Bishweiller in some older sources.[2]
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Rapp 1823, pp. 365–366.
  3. ^ Le Point. "Alsace le ghetto turc". Archived from the original on 2014-12-14. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  4. ^ Forek, Scott (September 9, 2007). "Christian Gutnecht-Goodnight: 'The dark and bloody ground'". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved March 20, 2009.
  5. ^ Neue Zürcher Zeitung 24 juillet 2008, Die Zeit of the same day, and Zeitmagazin Leben 24.7.2008, N.31, p.14-15 (the article in the Zeitmagazin contains a complete genealogy of Barack Obama)
  6. ^ "Obama's forefathers include Swiss immigrant: archivist". Agence France-Presse. September 24, 2008.
  7. ^ Harneis, Robert (January 20, 2009). "Goodnight Mr. President". French News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2009. Retrieved March 20, 2009.

References[edit]

  • INSEE commune file
  • Rapp, comte Jean (1823), Memoirs of General Count Rapp: First Aide-de-camp to Napoleon, H. Colburn and Company

External links[edit]