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Église des Jésuites church.
Église des Jésuites church.
Coat of arms of Molsheim
Coat of arms
Molsheim is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Molsheim is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°32′N 7°29′E / 48.54°N 7.49°E / 48.54; 7.49Coordinates: 48°32′N 7°29′E / 48.54°N 7.49°E / 48.54; 7.49
RegionGrand Est
IntercommunalityRégion de Molsheim-Mutzig
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurent Furst
10.85 km2 (4.19 sq mi)
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67300 /67120
Elevation165–371 m (541–1,217 ft)
(avg. 268 m or 879 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.

Molsheim is a commune in north-eastern France, in the Bas-Rhin department, of which it is a subprefecture. It is in the Grand Est region.

The commmune is in the historical and cultural region of Alsace.

Geography[change | change source]

Molsheim is in the central part of the Bas-Rhin department, 29 km (18 mi) to the west of Strasbourg. The Bruche river, a left tributary of the Ill river, flows through the commune.

The commune has an area of 10.9 km2 (4.2 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 268 m (879 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 175 m (574 ft).[2]

The distances from Molsheim to other cities are:[3]

Molsheim and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Molsheimu

The commune of Molsheim is surrounded by the following communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Molsheim, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[3]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Molsheim are known, in French, as Molsheimois or Molshémiens (women: Molsheimoises).[4]

With a population of 9,263,[5] Molsheim has a population density of 854 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Molsheim

Administration[change | change source]

Molsheim is a subprefecture in the Bas-Rhin department since 1919. It is the capital of the Molsheim arrondissement and is also the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Molsheim formed by 31 communes, with 54,596 inhabitants (2014).[6]

Twin towns[change | change source]

Molsheim is twinned with Gerbrunn (Germany).

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Commune de Molsheim (67300)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. "City of Molsheim". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville de Molsheim". (in French). Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. "Habitants du départment: Bas-Rhin" (in French). Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  6. "Commune de Molsheim (67300)". Géographie administrative et d’étude (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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