Friesenheim, Bas-Rhin

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Friesenheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°18′37″N 7°40′18″E / 48.3103°N 7.6717°E / 48.3103; 7.6717Coordinates: 48°18′37″N 7°40′18″E / 48.3103°N 7.6717°E / 48.3103; 7.6717
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Benfeld
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Klumb
Area1 12.03 km2 (4.64 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 641
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67146 / 67860
Elevation 158–163 m (518–535 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

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


Friesenheim retains a strongly agricultural economy. The sight of old drying racks for tobacco leaves brings to mind just one of the many crops that flourish in the gently warm climate of the alluvial riverside fields surrounding the village.

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