Gresswiller

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Gresswiller
Grasswiller
Commune
Coat of arms of Gresswiller
Coat of arms
Gresswiller is located in France
Gresswiller
Gresswiller
Location within Grand Est region
Gresswiller is located in Grand Est
Gresswiller
Gresswiller
Coordinates: 48°32′09″N 7°25′53″E / 48.5358°N 7.4314°E / 48.5358; 7.4314Coordinates: 48°32′09″N 7°25′53″E / 48.5358°N 7.4314°E / 48.5358; 7.4314
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Molsheim
Canton Mutzig
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Jean-Louis Wietrich
Area1 9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,467
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67168 /67190
Elevation 192–322 m (630–1,056 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.

Gresswiller (German: Greßweiler or Gressweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

Adjacent communes[edit]

Mollkirch, Rosenwiller, Dinsheim-sur-Bruche, Heiligenberg, and Mutzig.

Notable people[edit]

Auguste Dubois, painter and engraver (1892–1973) was born at Gresswiller. Between 1920 and 1922 he worked closely with Ettore Bugatti whose automobile factory was located at nearby Molsheim.

Landmarks[edit]

Mechanism for the Gresswiller planetarium

Unusually, Gresswiller has its own orrery.[1]

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