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Coat of arms of Achenheim
Coat of arms
Achenheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°34′55″N 7°37′40″E / 48.5819°N 7.6278°E / 48.5819; 7.6278Coordinates: 48°34′55″N 7°37′40″E / 48.5819°N 7.6278°E / 48.5819; 7.6278
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Mundolsheim
Intercommunality Les Châteaux
 • Mayor (2012–2014) Raymond Leipp
Area1 6.03 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 2,230
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67001 / 67204
Elevation 143–191 m (469–627 ft)
(avg. 167 m or 548 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.

Achenheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France.


The oldest human remains in Alsace, dating from the Paleolithic era, were found at Achenheim. The village was burnt down by the people of Strasbourg in 1262, during a war with Bishop Walter von Geroldseck. [1]


Achenheim is a village in the Bas-Rhin district of Strasbourg and in the township of Mundolsheim, near the Canal de la Bruche and the departmental road from Flexbourg to Strasbourg.



List of successive mayors
Period Name Party Qualifications
November 2011 present Raymond Leipp Divers Droite Acting mayor, confirmed in office
March 2008 November 2011 Jean-Jacques Fritz French Democratic Movement Director of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Regional Adviser
1995 2008 Roger Viola Divers Droite CEO of a family enterprise of construction materials


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,131 —    
1968 1,207 +6.7%
1975 1,535 +27.2%
1982 1,717 +11.9%
1990 2,072 +20.7%
1999 2,184 +5.4%
2009 2,230 +2.1%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Histoire et Patrimoine". Commune d'Achenheim. Retrieved 2009-08-26.