Avolsheim

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Avolsheim
Avolsheim chapelle saint Ulrich maison.JPG
Coat of arms of Avolsheim
Coat of arms
Avolsheim is located in France
Avolsheim
Avolsheim
Coordinates: 48°33′44″N 7°30′07″E / 48.5622°N 7.5019°E / 48.5622; 7.5019Coordinates: 48°33′44″N 7°30′07″E / 48.5622°N 7.5019°E / 48.5622; 7.5019
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Molsheim
Canton Molsheim
Intercommunality Molsheim-Mutzig
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Gendre
Area
 • Land1 1.83 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 740
 • Population2 density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67016 / 67120
Elevation 164–362 m (538–1,188 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Avolsheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 478 —    
1968 487 +1.9%
1975 513 +5.3%
1982 513 +0.0%
1990 567 +10.5%
1999 658 +16.0%
2006 746 +13.4%
2009 740 −0.8%

Sights[edit]

  • Eglise du Dompeter (The Church Of The House Of Peter)
One of the oldest churches in Alsace. The current building dates from the eleventh century and was built on the foundations of a Merovingian era church. Pope Leo IX,a native of Eguisheim, visited the newly rebuilt church in 1049. An ancient linden tree, which, according to legend, provided shade for the earliest parishioners, is nonetheless one of the oldest trees in the area.[1]

History[edit]

The village is on the old Roman road leading from Molsheim to Saverne. Archaeological digs in the 1930s unearthed numerous objects from this period.

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