Marckolsheim

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Marckolsheim
Màrkelse
Barge in the lock beside the power station
Barge in the lock beside the power station
Coat of arms of Marckolsheim
Coat of arms
Marckolsheim is located in France
Marckolsheim
Marckolsheim
Coordinates: 48°10′N 7°32′E / 48.16°N 7.54°E / 48.16; 7.54Coordinates: 48°10′N 7°32′E / 48.16°N 7.54°E / 48.16; 7.54
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Marckolsheim
Intercommunality Marckolsheim et environs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Frédéric Pfliegersdoerffer
Area1 33.36 km2 (12.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,186
 • Density 130/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67281 / 67390
Elevation 170–184 m (558–604 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.

Marckolsheim (German: Markolsheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

On the eastern edge of the town the Casemate de Marckolsheim Sud, a Maginot Line fortification left over from the Second World War, has been converted into a small museum. Approximately 3 kilometres to the east the Rhine has been dammed and a hydro-electric power station installed.

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