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Coat of arms of Gœrsdorf
Coat of arms
Gœrsdorf is located in France
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
 • 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 CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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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