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Coat of arms of Mussig
Coat of arms
Mussig is located in France
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Sélestat
Intercommunality Sélestat
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Hilbert
Area1 11.73 km2 (4.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,131
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67310 /67600
Elevation 167–174 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 last century 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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