Bischwiller

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Bischwiller
La Laub, former town hall, now a museum
La Laub, former town hall, now a museum
Coat of arms of Bischwiller
Coat of arms
Bischwiller is located in France
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
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Haguenau
Canton Bischwiller
Intercommunality Bischwiller et environs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–14) Nicole Thomas
Area1 17.25 km2 (6.66 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 12,949
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67046 / 67240
Elevation 123–147 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.

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

Bischwiller (German: Bischweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace 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]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 3,250 —    
1800 3,449 +6.1%
1806 3,902 +13.1%
1821 4,806 +23.2%
1831 5,927 +23.3%
1836 5,854 −1.2%
1841 5,721 −2.3%
1846 6,260 +9.4%
1851 6,642 +6.1%
1856 7,676 +15.6%
1861 8,780 +14.4%
1866 9,911 +12.9%
1869 11,500 +16.0%
1871 9,220 −19.8%
1875 7,102 −23.0%
1880 6,827 −3.9%
1885 6,815 −0.2%
1890 7,014 +2.9%
1895 7,304 +4.1%
1900 7,897 +8.1%
1905 8,279 +4.8%
1910 8,149 −1.6%
1921 7,210 −11.5%
1926 8,142 +12.9%
1931 8,059 −1.0%
1936 8,248 +2.3%
1946 7,581 −8.1%
1954 7,843 +3.5%
1962 8,198 +4.5%
1968 8,780 +7.1%
1975 9,653 +9.9%
1982 10,612 +9.9%
1990 10,969 +3.4%
1999 11,596 +5.7%
2006 12,830 +10.6%
2009 12,646 −1.4%

Personalities[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also spelt Bishweiller in some older sources.[1]
  1. ^ Rapp 1823, pp. 365–366.
  2. ^ Forek, Scott (September 9, 2007). "Christian Gutnecht-Goodnight: 'The dark and bloody ground'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ "Obama's forefathers include Swiss immigrant: archivist". Agence France-Presse. September 24, 2008. 
  5. ^ Harneis, Robert (January 20, 2009). "Goodnight Mr. President". French News. 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 

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