Itterswiller

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Itterswiller

Itterschwiller
A general view of Itterswiller
A general view of Itterswiller
Coat of arms of Itterswiller
Coat of arms
Location of Itterswiller
Itterswiller is located in France
Itterswiller
Itterswiller
Itterswiller is located in Grand Est
Itterswiller
Itterswiller
Coordinates: 48°21′53″N 7°25′54″E / 48.3647°N 7.4317°E / 48.3647; 7.4317Coordinates: 48°21′53″N 7°25′54″E / 48.3647°N 7.4317°E / 48.3647; 7.4317
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSélestat-Erstein
CantonObernai
IntercommunalityBernstein et Ungersberg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Kieffer
Area
1
11.8 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
246
 • Density21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67227 /67140
Elevation220–287 m (722–942 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Itterswiller (German: Ittersweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

The village is located on the eastern beginnings of the Vosges Mountains, between Molsheim to the north and Sélestat top the south, it is a few kilometres to the west of the Autoroute A35, the principal north-south highway in Alsace.

Economy[edit]

Tourism is important to the local economy which is positioned on the Elsässer Weinstraße; the village also takes a pride in its vineyards.

History[edit]

The village is on the course of a Roman road: it is therefore believed that the area must have been settled during the Roman empire period; the name is thought to come from the Latin "Itineris villa" which indicates a hostelry for travellers.

In terms of surviving written records, a so-called Letter of Indulgence to Itterswiller dates from 1330.

Celebrations[edit]

An annual church festival takes place at the end of September or start of October.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019. Cite web requires |website= (help)