Gresswiller

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Gresswiller
Grasswiller
Coat of arms of Gresswiller
Coat of arms
Gresswiller is located in France
Gresswiller
Gresswiller
Coordinates: 48°32′09″N 7°25′53″E / 48.5358°N 7.4314°E / 48.5358; 7.4314Coordinates: 48°32′09″N 7°25′53″E / 48.5358°N 7.4314°E / 48.5358; 7.4314
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Molsheim
Canton Molsheim
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Jean-Louis Wietrich
Area1 9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,467
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67168 / 67190
Elevation 192–322 m (630–1,056 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.

Gresswiller (German: Greßweiler or Gressweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Adjacent communes[edit]

Mollkirch, Rosenwiller, Dinsheim-sur-Bruche, Heiligenberg, and Mutzig.

Notable people[edit]

Auguste Dubois, painter and engraver (1892–1973) was born at Gresswiller. Between 1920 and 1922 he worked closely with Ettore Bugatti whose automobile factory was located at nearby Molsheim.

Landmarks[edit]

Mechanism for the Gresswiller planetarium

Unusually, Gresswiller has its own orrery.[1]

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