Gœrsdorf

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Gœrsdorf
Gerschdorf
Commune
Coat of arms of Gœrsdorf
Coat of arms
Gœrsdorf is located in France
Gœrsdorf
Gœrsdorf
Location within Grand Est region
Gœrsdorf is located in Grand Est
Gœrsdorf
Gœrsdorf
Coordinates: 48°57′09″N 7°46′11″E / 48.9525°N 7.7697°E / 48.9525; 7.7697Coordinates: 48°57′09″N 7°46′11″E / 48.9525°N 7.7697°E / 48.9525; 7.7697
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Haguenau-Wissembourg
Canton Reichshoffen
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Etienne Martin
Area1 13.14 km2 (5.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,120
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 67160 /67360
Elevation 164–463 m (538–1,519 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.

Gœrsdorf (German: Görsdorf) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. The commune merged with Mitschdorf at the start of 1973.

Gœrsdorf is part of the Natural Park of the North Vosges region.

Notable people[edit]

Author and priest Joseph Kuntz was born at Gœrsdorf on 25 July 1850: he died on 7 January 1892. Between those dates he founded the journal "l'Elsässer" with his sponsor, Abbot Muller-Simonis. (The German language name of the journal recalls the fact that between 1871 and 1918 Alsace was part of Germany).

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