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Goxwiller
Goxwiller

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The town hall in Goxwiller
The town hall in Goxwiller
Coat of arms of Goxwiller
Coat of arms
Location of Goxwiller
Goxwiller is located in France
Goxwiller
Goxwiller
Goxwiller is located in Grand Est
Goxwiller
Goxwiller
Coordinates: 48°26?01?N 7°29?07?E / 48.4336°N 7.4853°E / 48.4336; 7.4853Coordinates: 48°26?01?N 7°29?07?E / 48.4336°N 7.4853°E / 48.4336; 7.4853
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSélestat-Erstein
CantonObernai
Government
 o Mayor (2008–2014) Suzanne Lotz
Area
1
3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Population
(2016-01-01)[1]
860
 o Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67164 /67210
Elevation161-231 m (528-758 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Goxwiller (German: Goxweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

Geography

Goxwiller is effectively a one-street village between flat arable land to one side and southward sloping vineyards to the other. It has become known for viticulture and for traditional artisanal trades such as carpentry, clog making, leather tanning and book binding.

In recent decades aspects of the village have been sensitively renovated in order to encourage the tourist trade: the eighteenth century former bakery, which had fallen into disrepair, has been acquired by the local commune and is once again able to bake bread and Flammkuchen, albeit only on special occasions.

History

From earliest times, Goxwiller and the neighbouring commune of Bourgheim comprised a single entity for administrative purposes both civil and ecclesiastical: the heraldic shield depicts two linked rings in order to symbolise this ancient union

First mentioned in 920 (initially as Getenesvillare, then as Gokesvilre, Gotesviller and finally as Goxwiller) the village was under the control of various abbeys during the medieval period, the last of these being the Abbey of Niedermunster to which Goxwiller was enfeoffed until 1522. From then until 1789 Goxwiller, along with the entire Lordship of Barr of which it by then formed a part, came under the authority of the city of Strasbourg. The early modern period was one of much warring and destruction across Alsace, but the nineteenth century was one of relative tranquility and growing prosperity: Goxwiller was one of several communes to benefit from the growth of viticulture during these years.

See also

References

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

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