|Intercommunality||Urban Community of Strasbourg|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Sébastien Zaegel|
|Area1||21.95 km2 (8.47 sq mi)|
|• 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.
||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
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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