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Coordinates: 48°46′00″N 7°51′27″E / 48.766667, 7.857500Coordinates: 48°46′00″N 7°51′27″E / 48.766667, 7.857500
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Haguenau
Canton Bischwiller
Intercommunality Bischwiller et environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nicole Thomas
Area1 17.25 km2 (6.66 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 12,949
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67046 / 67240
Elevation 123–147 m (404–482 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.

Bischwiller (German: Bischweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France just west of the Moder River.

Bischwiller Laub

"La Laub", former town hall, now a museum

The city is located 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.

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  1. ^ Forek, Scott (September 9, 2007). "Christian Gutnecht-Goodnight: 'The dark and bloody ground'". Chicago Sun-Times.,BSX-News-wotreeb09.article. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ Neue Zürcher Zeitung 24 juillet 2008, Die Zeit of the same day, and Zeitmagazin Leben 24.7.2008, N.31, p.14-15 (the article in the Zeitmagazin contains a complete genealogy of Barack Obama)
  3. ^ "Obama's forefathers include Swiss immigrant: archivist". Agence France-Presse. September 24, 2008. 
  4. ^ Harneis, Robert (January 20, 2009). "Goodnight Mr. President". French News. Retrieved March 20, 2009. 

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