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Coat of arms of Altenheim
Coat of arms
Altenheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°43′13″N 7°27′52″E / 48.7203°N 7.4644°E / 48.7203; 7.4644Coordinates: 48°43′13″N 7°27′52″E / 48.7203°N 7.4644°E / 48.7203; 7.4644
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Saverne
Intercommunality Saverne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Hollner
 • Land1 2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 222
 • Population2 density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67006 / 67490
Elevation 187–254 m (614–833 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.

Altenheim is a French commune in the Bas-Rhin department in the Alsace region of northeastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Altenheimois or Altenheimoises[1]


Altenheim is located some 10 km east by south-east of Saverne and 30 km north-west of Strasbourg. It can be accessed from five directions: from Furchhausen in the west by road D230, from Dettwiller in the north by road D112, from Littenheim in the east by road D151, from Saessolsheim in the south-east by road D230, and from Wolschheim in the south by road D112. All these roads intersect in the village. The commune consists entirely of farmland other than the village. The only waterway in the commune is the Drusenbach crossing the south-western corner and two small tributaries of this stream in the north of the commune.[2]

Neighbouring communes and villages[2][edit]


On 21 January 1945, an American B-17 bomber,the "Princess Pat" was hit by flak returning from a mission to Heilbronn and landed on its belly near the D230 road between Altenheim and Furchhausen.[citation needed]


Arms of Altenheim

Azure, a dove argent, in its beak a laurel branch Vert, perched on a hill of three hillocks the same in pile.


List of Successive Mayors of Altenheim

From To Name Party Position
2001 2014 Jean-Claude Hollner

(Not all data is known)


In 2009, the commune had 226 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses conducted in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger towns that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1] [Note 2]

Evolution of the Population (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
228 277 309 349 369 370 377 342 346
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
307 287 297 289 297 315 325 316 319
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
296 324 302 265 269 278 293 262 237
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2009 2010 -
224 215 209 226 210 215 226 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

Population of Altenheim

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Notes and references[edit]


  1. ^ At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002 [1], the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" which allow, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For municipalities with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually, the entire territory of these municipalities is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.
  2. ^ In the census table and the graph, by convention in Wikipedia, and to allow a fair comparison between five yearly censuses, the principle has been retained for subsequent legal populations since 1999 displayed in the census table and the graph that shows populations for the years 2006, 2011, 2016, etc.. , as well as the latest legal population published by INSEE


  1. ^ Inhabitants of Bas-Rhin (French)
  2. ^ a b Google Maps