Grassendorf

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Grassendorf
Gràssedorf
Grassendorf is located in France
Grassendorf
Grassendorf
Coordinates: 48°49′11″N 7°36′54″E / 48.8197°N 7.615°E / 48.8197; 7.615Coordinates: 48°49′11″N 7°36′54″E / 48.8197°N 7.615°E / 48.8197; 7.615
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Hochfelden
Intercommunality Pays de la Zorn
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Ingwiller
Area1 2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 188
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67166 / 67350
Elevation 212–296 m (696–971 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.

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

History[edit]

Following the Thirty Years War which badly depleted population levels in much of Alsace, a large number of immigrants arrived from the Thiérache region of Picardy during the middle of the seventeenth century.

In the local language the inhabitants of Grassendorf are known as "Welschguller" which means something along the lines of "foreign turkeys". Until the 1990s the spire of the parish church was topped off by the carving of a turkey rather than of the Gallic rooster which is more normally found on the tops of church spires in rural France.

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