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The church of Gunsbach.
|Intercommunality||Vallée de Munster|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Louis Schiele|
|• Land1||6.18 km2 (2.39 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||68117 / 68140|
|Elevation||326–985 m (1,070–3,232 ft)
(avg. 340 m or 1,120 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.
The first mention of Gunsbach is in 1285, when the land was given Lord Conrad Werner of Hattstatt. In 1434, Gunsbach was sold to the Ribeaupierre family, remaining in their possession until the French Revolution in 1789.
Albert Schweitzer grew up here in the late 19th century, when the region had been incorporated to the German Empire. The village is home to the international Albert Schweitzer association AISL (Association Internationale Schweitzer Lambaréné)., with a small museum and an archive. .
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