Bootzheim

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Bootzheim
Booze
Coat of arms of Bootzheim
Coat of arms
Bootzheim is located in France
Bootzheim
Bootzheim
Coordinates: 48°11′20″N 7°34′28″E / 48.1889°N 7.5744°E / 48.1889; 7.5744Coordinates: 48°11′20″N 7°34′28″E / 48.1889°N 7.5744°E / 48.1889; 7.5744
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Marckolsheim
Intercommunality Marckolsheim et environs
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Schwoehrer
Area1 5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 564
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67056 / 67390
Elevation 170–178 m (558–584 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.

Bootzheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

Geography[edit]

The village is located a few kilometres to the north of Marckolsheim. Adjacent municipalities are Mackenheim and Artolsheim.

Economy[edit]

Employment opportunities in the village are limited. The traditional economic focus of the region is Sélestat some fifteen kilometres (ten miles) to the west. The river crossing of Marckolsheim with its associated locks and hydro-electric power station offer employment opportunities: many low paid seasonal jobs are also provided by the Europa-Park theme park on the other side of the German border nearby.

Landmarks[edit]

The Romanesque period church of St Blaise.

Twin towns[edit]

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