Wettolsheim

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Wettolsheim
The road into Wettolsheim
The road into Wettolsheim
Coat of arms of Wettolsheim
Coat of arms
Location of Wettolsheim
Wettolsheim is located in France
Wettolsheim
Wettolsheim
Wettolsheim is located in Grand Est
Wettolsheim
Wettolsheim
Coordinates: 48°03′28″N 7°18′00″E / 48.0578°N 7.3°E / 48.0578; 7.3Coordinates: 48°03′28″N 7°18′00″E / 48.0578°N 7.3°E / 48.0578; 7.3
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonWintzenheim
IntercommunalityColmar Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Lucien Muller
Area
1
8.86 km2 (3.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,776
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68365 /68920
Elevation188–688 m (617–2,257 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Wettolsheim is a communes in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It is situated at the eastern margin of the southern Vosges Mountains. The commune is part of the Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges.

Places of interest[edit]

Grotte de Lourdes grandeur réelle

Grotte de Lourdes grandeur réelle: In 1912, after the destruction of the house of his birth by a fire, arch bishop François-Xavier Schoepfer (1843–1927), bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes from 1899 until 1927, decided to let build an exact copy of the grotto Massabielle in Lourdes at the same place where the house stood. The statue of the Virgin Mary was placed on a stone coming from the site where St. Bernadette Soubirous first saw the Immaculate Conception in 1858. The cavern in the heart of the village is still a place for a lot of religious ceremonies.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20061,705—    
20071,701−0.2%
20081,697−0.2%
20091,693−0.2%
20101,684−0.5%
20111,675−0.5%
20121,682+0.4%
20131,688+0.4%
20141,694+0.4%
20151,703+0.5%
20161,727+1.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.