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Coat of arms of Fessenheim-le-Bas
Coat of arms
Fessenheim-le-Bas is located in France
Coordinates: 48°38′03″N 7°32′26″E / 48.6342°N 7.5406°E / 48.6342; 7.5406Coordinates: 48°38′03″N 7°32′26″E / 48.6342°N 7.5406°E / 48.6342; 7.5406
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Bouxwiller
Intercommunality CC Kochersberg
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pierre Luttmann
Area1 4.95 km2 (1.91 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 453
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67138 /67117
Elevation 161–208 m (528–682 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.

Fessenheim-le-Bas (German: Fessenheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It has been built near an old Roman road leading from Strasbourg to Saverne.

Notable people[edit]

  • Aloyse Kobès (born at Fessenheim on April 14, 1820: died at Dakar on October 11, 1872) was the first missionary bishop from Alsace. Since 1972 a French school at Dakar has borne his name.

Transport link[edit]

The town is served by Bus Route 205 of the Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS) inter-urban service.

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