Eckwersheim

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Eckwersheim
Coat of arms of Eckwersheim
Coat of arms
Eckwersheim is located in France
Eckwersheim
Eckwersheim
Coordinates: 48°40′55″N 7°41′42″E / 48.6819°N 7.695°E / 48.6819; 7.695Coordinates: 48°40′55″N 7°41′42″E / 48.6819°N 7.695°E / 48.6819; 7.695
Country France
Region Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg
Canton Brumath
Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Doris Hahn
Area1 7.46 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,449
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67119 / 67550
Elevation 139–183 m (456–600 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.

Eckwersheim is a commune, in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine in north-eastern France. It is around 11 km (7 mi) north of Strasbourg.

On 14 November 2015 the commune was the location of a derailment during testing of a TGV train along the LGV Est high-speed rail line. At least ten people were killed after the train caught fire and plunged into the Marne–Rhine Canal.[1][2]

Notable people[edit]

Engraver Henry Wolf was born in Eckwersheim, only to eventually live and die in New York City.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "French TGV high-speed train derails near Strasbourg". BBC News. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Bach, Christian; Poivret, Aurélien (14 November 2015). "Une rame d'essai d'un TGV se renverse et prend feu à Eckwersheim : 10 morts, selon un dernier bilan". Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace (in French). 
  3. ^ "Henry Wolf Biography". The Annex Galleries. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 

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