Gunsbach

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Gunsbach
The church of Gunsbach
The church of Gunsbach
Coat of arms of Gunsbach
Coat of arms
Location of Gunsbach
Gunsbach is located in France
Gunsbach
Gunsbach
Gunsbach is located in Grand Est
Gunsbach
Gunsbach
Coordinates: 48°02′54″N 7°10′36″E / 48.0483°N 7.1767°E / 48.0483; 7.1767Coordinates: 48°02′54″N 7°10′36″E / 48.0483°N 7.1767°E / 48.0483; 7.1767
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonWintzenheim
IntercommunalityVallée de Munster
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Schiele
Area
1
6.18 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
937
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68117 /68140
Elevation326–985 m (1,070–3,232 ft)
(avg. 340 m or 1,120 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gunsbach (German: Günsbach) is a village and commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The first mention of Gunsbach is in 1285, when the land was given Lord Conrad Werner of Hattstatt. In 1434, Gunsbach was sold to the Ribeaupierre family, remaining in their possession until the French Revolution in 1789.

People[edit]

Albert Schweitzer grew up here in the late 19th century, when the region had been incorporated to the German Empire. The village is home to the International Albert Schweitzer Association (French: Association Internationale Albert Schweitzer, "AISL")[2] with a small museum and an archive.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Association Internationale Albert Schweitzer" (in French).[non-primary source needed]