Wissembourg (French pronunciation: [visɑ̃buʁ]; South Franconian: Weisseburch, pronounced [ˈvaɪsəbʊʁç]; (German: Weißenburg (help·info))) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France.
It is situated on the little River Lauter close to the border between France and Germany approximately 60 km (37 mi) north of Strasbourg and 35 km (22 mi) west of Karlsruhe. Wissembourg is a sub-prefecture of the department. The name Wissembourg is a Gallicized version of Weißenburg (Weissenburg) in German meaning, "white castle".
The French (French: Français) are the people who are identified with the country of France. This connection may be legal, historical, and/or cultural.
Descending from peoples of Celtic origin, later mixing with Romance and Germanic origin, and having experienced a high rate of inward migration since the middle of the 19th century, modern French society can be considered a melting pot. France was still a patchwork of local customs and regional differences in the late 19th century, and besides the common speaking of the French language, the definition of some unified French culture is a complex issue. The French have equated their nationality with citizenship, regardless of ethnicity or country of residence.
In addition to mainland France, French people and people of French descent can be found internationally, in overseas departments and territories of France such as the French West Indies (French Caribbean), and in foreign countries with significant French-speaking population groups or not, such as the United Kingdom (French Britons), the United States (French Americans), Canada (French Canadians), Argentina (French Argentines) or Brazil (French Brazilians), and some of them have a French cultural identity.