Mussig

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Mussig
Coat of arms of Mussig
Coat of arms
Location of Mussig
Mussig is located in France
Mussig
Mussig
Mussig is located in Grand Est
Mussig
Mussig
Coordinates: 48°13′46″N 7°31′15″E / 48.2294°N 7.5208°E / 48.2294; 7.5208Coordinates: 48°13′46″N 7°31′15″E / 48.2294°N 7.5208°E / 48.2294; 7.5208
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSélestat-Erstein
CantonSélestat
IntercommunalitySélestat
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Claude Hilbert
Area
1
11.73 km2 (4.53 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
1,131
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67310 /67600
Elevation167–174 m (548–571 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.

Mussig is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. Successive known names carried by the village were: Moussich, Mosich (1370) and Musich (1453) before becoming Musselburgh. The etymological origin is probably to be found in the existence of wetlands and swamps are conducive to the formation of foam. Until the 19th century[clarification needed] was practiced widely growing flax and hemp, woven at home or delivered to the weavers in the valley of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, this is still in the early twentieth century.

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