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Coordinates: 47°54′30″N 7°12′39″E / 47.9083°N 7.2108°E / 47.9083; 7.2108Coordinates: 47°54′30″N 7°12′39″E / 47.9083°N 7.2108°E / 47.9083; 7.2108{{#coordinates:47.9083|7.2108|type:city(11609)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Alsace</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Haut-Rhin</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Guebwiller</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Guebwiller</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Communauté de communes de la région de Guebwiller</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Denis Rebmann</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 9.68 km2 (3.74 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 11,609</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 68112 / 68500</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Guebwiller (French: Guebwiller, Template:IPA-fr; Alsatian: Gàwiller [ˈkaːviləʁ]; German: Gebweiler) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

It is situated Script error: No such module "convert". northwest of Mulhouse at the foot of the Vosges mountains. The Ballon de Guebwiller, the highest point in the Vosges, lies Script error: No such module "convert". to the west of the town.

In 2006, Guebwiller had a total population of 11,609[1] and its metropolitan area a population of 31,868.[2]

People

Guebwiller was the birthplace of the physicist and Nobel laureate Alfred Kastler; of the Schlumberger brothers; of the ceramicist Théodore Deck; of Nicholas Niklaus Riggenbach, engineer, builder of steam locomotives and rack railways like the Vitznau-Rigi-Bahnen in the Swiss Alps; and of composer Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin.

Twin towns

Guebwiller is twinned with:

Points of interest

See also

References

  1. ^ Commune : Guebwiller (68112) on INSEE
  2. ^ Aire urbaine 1999 : Guebwiller (197) on INSEE
  3. ^ "Partnerstädte der Stadt Luzern". Stadt Luzern (in German). Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 

External links

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