Street in Eguisheim
|• Mayor||Claude Centlivre|
|• Land1||14.13 km2 (5.46 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||68078 / 68420|
|Elevation||191–764 m (627–2,507 ft)
(avg. 210 m or 690 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.
Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. In May 2013 it was voted the «Village préféré des Français» (Favorite French Village), an annual distinction that passes from town to town throughout France.
Human presence in the area as early as the Paleolithic age is testified by archaeological excavations. In early historic times it was inhabited by the Gaul tribe of the Senones; the Romans conquered the village and developed here the cultivation of wine.
The village centre receives many tourists, as the Alsace "Wine Route" passes the village. The village is also a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association. (Its 2013 election is expected to increase visitation by up to 70%.)
Eguisheim is twinned with
It has also friendship agreements with:
- ['Eguisheim «Village préféré des Français» en 2013' in "L'Alsace.fr" http://www.lalsace.fr/haut-rhin/2013/06/05/eguisheim-est-village-prefere-des-francais-en-2013]
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