Geudertheim

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Geudertheim
Geudertheim is located in France
Geudertheim
Geudertheim
Coordinates: 48°43′26″N 7°45′19″E / 48.7239°N 7.7553°E / 48.7239; 7.7553Coordinates: 48°43′26″N 7°45′19″E / 48.7239°N 7.7553°E / 48.7239; 7.7553
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Brumath
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Gross
Area1 11.27 km2 (4.35 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,297
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67156 / 67170
Elevation 133–188 m (436–617 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Geudertheim is a village in the Basse Zorn district, in the heart of the Alsace Asparagus Country, positioned half way between Haguenau and Strasbourg. The Rhine and the German frontier are 15 kilometres (9 mi) to the east. Neighbouring villages are Hœrdt to the south, Bietlenheim to the east, Brumath to the west and Weitbruch to the north.

Notable people[edit]

  • General Georges Picquart, who played a key role in the Dreyfus Affair, spent his early childhood in Geudertheim. On July 13, 2006, almost a century after the exoneration of Dreyfus, the Place de la Mairie was renamed Place General Picquart in his honour.

Landmarks[edit]

  • The Protestant church dates from 1842: the church tower is from the twelfth century, however.
  • The Roman Catholic Church dates from 1900. Attached to it is the fifteenth-century funerary chapel of the Schauenbourg family along with a fifteenth-century tabernacle considered one of the most beautiful in Alsace.
  • Castle Schauenbourg.
  • A mill on the Zorn River.

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