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Bischwiller (German: Bischweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in northeastern France just west of the Moder River.
The city is 7.8 kilometers (4.8 mi) southeast of Haguenau, 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) west-northwest from the German border and the Rhine River (Rhin), and lies 22 kilometers (14 mi) north-northeast of Strasbourg.
The Moder river, a Rhine tributary, flows across the town. Among the other streams which cross the area can be cited the following tributaries of the Morder: the Rothbaechel, the Erlengraben and the Waschgraben. The last one is formed by the confluence of two smaller streams named Weihergraben and Schnuchgraben.
Due to its large Turkish minority, Bischwiller is often dubbed "Turkwiller".Henri Baumer, master carpenter
Claude Vigée, poet
Jacob Kirkman and Abraham Kirkman, harpsichord makers
Jean Daum, glassware manufacturer
Lucien Muller, footballer
Otto Meißner, German politician
Christian Goodnight (born Christian Gutknecht) is a direct-line ancestor of U.S. President Barack Obama.