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Bischwiller

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Country  France
Department  Bas-Rhin
Canton  Bischwiller
Area  17.25 km²
Local time  Thursday 7:07 PM
Region  Grand Est
Arrondissement  Haguenau-Wissembourg
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  11,591 (1999)
Bischwiller
Weather  9°C, Wind SW at 13 km/h, 55% Humidity

Bischwiller (German: Bischweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in northeastern France just west of the Moder River.

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Map of 67240 Bischwiller, France

Geography

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.

Population

Due to its large Turkish minority, Bischwiller is often dubbed "Turkwiller".

Personalities

  • 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.
  • References

    Bischwiller Wikipedia


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