Geispolsheim

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Geispolsheim
Gäispítze
Commune
Coat of arms of Geispolsheim
Coat of arms
Geispolsheim is located in France
Geispolsheim
Geispolsheim
Location within Grand Est region
Geispolsheim is located in Grand Est
Geispolsheim
Geispolsheim
Coordinates: 48°31′N 7°39′E / 48.52°N 7.65°E / 48.52; 7.65Coordinates: 48°31′N 7°39′E / 48.52°N 7.65°E / 48.52; 7.65
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg
Canton Lingolsheim
Intercommunality Strasbourg Eurométropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Sébastien Zaegel
Area1 21.95 km2 (8.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,152
 • Density 330/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 67152 /67118
Elevation 139–155 m (456–509 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.

Geispolsheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Geispolsheim is positioned 12 kilometres (7 mi) to the south of Strasbourg.

The construction of a railway between Strasbourg and Mulhouse involved the building in 1841 of a station approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) to the east of the little town: this was followed by the development around the new station of a separate little conurbation, albeit one that always remained a part of the commune of Geispolsheim. The newer settlement was known as 'Geispolsheim-Gare' (Geispolsheim-Station), and retains the name even though the station itself was demolished in 1992, while the original settlement is still unofficially referred to as 'Geispolsheim-Village'. The two parts of the little town are linked by the departmental road RD84.

Today included in the Strasbourg Eurométropole, Geispolsheim is well positioned for future expansion: it already offers significant local employment and commercial opportunities in its industrial and artisanal zones.

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