Itterswiller

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Itterswiller
ITTERSWILLER Village3.jpg
Itterswiller is located in France
Itterswiller
Itterswiller
Coordinates: 48°21′53″N 7°25′54″E / 48.3647°N 7.4317°E / 48.3647; 7.4317Coordinates: 48°21′53″N 7°25′54″E / 48.3647°N 7.4317°E / 48.3647; 7.4317
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Barr
Intercommunality Bernstein et Ungersberg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Vincent Kieffer
Area
 • Land1 11.8 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 281
 • Population2 density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67227 / 67140
Elevation 220–287 m (722–942 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The village is located on the eastern beginnings of the Vosges Mountains, between Molsheim to the north and Sélestat top the south. It is a few kilometres to the west of the Autoroute A35, the principal north-south highway in Alsace.

Economy[edit]

Tourism is important to the local economy which is positioned on the Elsässer Weinstraße. The village also takes a pride in its vineyards.

History[edit]

The village is on the course of a Roman road: it is therefore believed that the area must have been settled during the Roman empire period. The name is thought to come from the Latin "Itineris villa" which indicates a hostelry for travellers.

In terms of surviving written records, a so-called Letter of Indulgence to Itterswiller dates from 1330.

Celebrations[edit]

An annual church festival takes place at the end of September or start of October.

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