Grassendorf

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Grassendorf

Gràssedorf
Location of Grassendorf
Grassendorf is located in France
Grassendorf
Grassendorf
Grassendorf is located in Grand Est
Grassendorf
Grassendorf
Coordinates: 48°49′11″N 7°36′54″E / 48.8197°N 7.615°E / 48.8197; 7.615Coordinates: 48°49′11″N 7°36′54″E / 48.8197°N 7.615°E / 48.8197; 7.615
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSaverne
CantonBouxwiller
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Ingwiller
Area
1
2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
253
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67166 /67350
Elevation212–296 m (696–971 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

History[edit]

Following the Thirty Years War which badly depleted population levels in much of Alsace, a large number of immigrants arrived from the Thiérache region of Picardy during the middle of the seventeenth century.

In the local language the inhabitants of Grassendorf are known as "Welschguller" which means something along the lines of "foreign turkeys". Until the 1990s the spire of the parish church was topped off by the carving of a turkey rather than of the Gallic rooster which is more normally found on the tops of church spires in rural France.

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References[edit]

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