Geispolsheim

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Geispolsheim
Geispolsheim is located in France
Geispolsheim
Geispolsheim
Coordinates: 48°31′N 7°39′E / 48.52°N 7.65°E / 48.52; 7.65Coordinates: 48°31′N 7°39′E / 48.52°N 7.65°E / 48.52; 7.65
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Geispolsheim
Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Sébastien Zaegel
Area1 21.95 km2 (8.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,152
 • Density 330/km2 (840/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67152 / 67118
Elevation 139–155 m (456–509 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.

Geispolsheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

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Geispolsheim is positioned 12 kilometres (7 mi) to the south of Strasbourg.

The construction of a railway between Strasbourg and Mulhouse involved the building in 1841 of a station approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) to the east of the little town: this was followed by the development around the new station of a separate little conurbation, albeit one that always remained a part of the commune of Geispolsheim. The newer settlement was known as 'Geispolsheim-Gare' (Geispolsheim-Station), and retains the name even though the station itself was demolished in 1992, while the original settlement is still unofficially referred to as 'Geispolsheim-Village'. The two parts of the little town are linked by the departmental road RD84.

Today included in the Urban Community of Strasbourg, Geispolsheim is well positioned for future expansion: it already offers significant local employment and commercial opportunities in its industrial and artisanal zones.

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