Eckwersheim

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Eckwersheim
The town hall in Eckwersheim
The town hall in Eckwersheim
Coat of arms of Eckwersheim
Coat of arms
Location of Eckwersheim
Eckwersheim is located in France
Eckwersheim
Eckwersheim
Eckwersheim is located in Grand Est
Eckwersheim
Eckwersheim
Coordinates: 48°40′55″N 7°41′42″E / 48.6819°N 7.695°E / 48.6819; 7.695Coordinates: 48°40′55″N 7°41′42″E / 48.6819°N 7.695°E / 48.6819; 7.695
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementStrasbourg
CantonBrumath
IntercommunalityStrasbourg Eurométropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Doris Hahn
Area
1
7.46 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,333
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67119 /67550
Elevation139–183 m (456–600 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Eckwersheim is a commune, in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It is around 11 km (7 mi) north of Strasbourg.

On 14 November 2015 the commune was the location of a derailment during testing of a TGV train along the LGV Est high-speed rail line. At least ten people were killed after the train caught fire and plunged into the Marne–Rhine Canal.[2][3]

Notable people[edit]

Engraver Henry Wolf was born in Eckwersheim, only to eventually live and die in New York City.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019. Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. ^ "French TGV high-speed train derails near Strasbourg". BBC News. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  3. ^ Bach, Christian; Poivret, Aurélien (14 November 2015). "Une rame d'essai d'un TGV se renverse et prend feu à Eckwersheim : 10 morts, selon un dernier bilan". Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace (in French).
  4. ^ "Henry Wolf Biography". The Annex Galleries. Retrieved 16 January 2013. Cite web requires |website= (help)

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