Achenheim

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Achenheim
Coat of arms of Achenheim
Coat of arms
Achenheim is located in France
Achenheim
Achenheim
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
Government
 • Mayor (2012–2014) Raymond Leipp
Area
 • Land1 6.03 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 2,230
 • Population2 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.

History[edit]

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]

Geography[edit]

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.

Waterways[edit]

Administration[edit]

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

Population[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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