Geispolsheim

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Geispolsheim

Gäispítze
The town hall in Geispolsheim
The town hall in Geispolsheim
Coat of arms of Geispolsheim
Coat of arms
Location of Geispolsheim
Geispolsheim is located in France
Geispolsheim
Geispolsheim
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementStrasbourg
CantonLingolsheim
IntercommunalityStrasbourg Eurométropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Sébastien Zaegel
Area
1
21.95 km2 (8.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
7,551
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67152 /67118
Elevation139–155 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.

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.