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Barge in the lock beside the power station
Barge in the lock beside the power station
Coat of arms of Marckolsheim
Coat of arms
Marckolsheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°10′N 7°32′E / 48.16°N 7.54°E / 48.16; 7.54Coordinates: 48°10′N 7°32′E / 48.16°N 7.54°E / 48.16; 7.54
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Marckolsheim
Intercommunality Marckolsheim et environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Frédéric Pfliegersdoerffer
Area1 33.36 km2 (12.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,186
 • Density 130/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67281 /67390
Elevation 170–184 m (558–604 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.

Marckolsheim (German: Markolsheim) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

On the eastern edge of the town the Casemate de Marckolsheim Sud, a Maginot Line fortification left over from the Second World War, has been converted into a small museum. Approximately 3 kilometres to the east the Rhine has been dammed and a hydro-electric power station installed.


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