Guebwiller

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Guebwiller
St. Léger Church
St. Léger Church
Guebwiller is located in France
Guebwiller
Guebwiller
Coordinates: 47°54′30″N 7°12′39″E / 47.9083°N 7.2108°E / 47.9083; 7.2108Coordinates: 47°54′30″N 7°12′39″E / 47.9083°N 7.2108°E / 47.9083; 7.2108
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Guebwiller
Canton Guebwiller
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la région de Guebwiller
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Denis Rebmann
Area
 • Land1 9.68 km2 (3.74 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 11,609
 • Population2 density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68112 / 68500
Elevation 254–620 m (833–2,034 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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.

Guebwiller (French: Guebwiller, pronounced: [ɡebvilɛʁ]; Alsatian: Gàwiller [ˈkaːviləʁ]; German: Gebweiler) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

It is situated 20 km (12 mi) northwest of Mulhouse at the foot of the Vosges mountains. The Ballon de Guebwiller, the highest point in the Vosges, lies 8 km (5.0 mi) to the west of the town.

In 2006, Guebwiller had a total population of 11,609[1] and its metropolitan area a population of 31,868.[2]

People[edit]

Guebwiller was the birthplace of the physicist and Nobel laureate Alfred Kastler; of the Schlumberger brothers; of the ceramicist Théodore Deck; of Nicholas Niklaus Riggenbach, engineer, builder of steam locomotives and rack railways like the Vitznau-Rigi-Bahnen in the Swiss Alps; and of composer Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin.

Twin towns[edit]

Guebwiller is twinned with:

Points of interest[edit]

Notre-Dame Church

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commune : Guebwiller (68112) on INSEE
  2. ^ Aire urbaine 1999 : Guebwiller (197) on INSEE
  3. ^ "Partnerstädte der Stadt Luzern". Stadt Luzern (in German). Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 

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