Gambsheim

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Gambsheim

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Gambsheim town hall
Gambsheim town hall
Coat of arms of Gambsheim
Coat of arms
Location of Gambsheim
Gambsheim is located in France
Gambsheim
Gambsheim
Gambsheim is located in Grand Est
Gambsheim
Gambsheim
Coordinates: 48°41′35″N 7°53′03″E / 48.6931°N 7.8842°E / 48.6931; 7.8842Coordinates: 48°41′35″N 7°53′03″E / 48.6931°N 7.8842°E / 48.6931; 7.8842
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementHaguenau-Wissembourg
CantonBrumath
IntercommunalityPays Rhénan
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Hubert Hoffmann
Area
1
17.38 km2 (6.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,844
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67151 /67760
Elevation126–131 m (413–430 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gambsheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department and Grand Est region of north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Gambsheim lies adjacent to a river-crossing into Germany that is favoured by southbound traffic on the A35 autoroute wishing to avoid traffic delays around Strasbourg; the crossing coincides with the location of a large river lock which is also the site of one of the Rhine's first fish ladders. The latter was installed to support migratory fish in general and, more specifically, in an attempt to restore the abundant salmon population for which the upper Rhine was famous before the early 20th century, when the installation of a series of locks rendered the river navigable beyond Basel for boats, but blocked it for migrating fish.

Landmarks[edit]

  • The church of St Nazaire.
  • Gambsheim lock gates (Upper Rhine).
  • Town hall, built in 1823 to replace an 18th-century building.[2]
  • Gambsheim hydroelectrical power plant; established in 1967, it produces 141 MW.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Patrimoine - La mairie; [1]

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