Haegen

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Haegen
Haegen overlooked by the Château du Grand-Geroldseck
Haegen overlooked by the Château du Grand-Geroldseck
Haegen is located in France
Haegen
Haegen
Coordinates: 48°42′53″N 7°20′23″E / 48.7147°N 7.3397°E / 48.7147; 7.3397Coordinates: 48°42′53″N 7°20′23″E / 48.7147°N 7.3397°E / 48.7147; 7.3397
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Marmoutier
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pierre Oberle
Area
 • Land1 20.32 km2 (7.85 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 654
 • Population2 density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67179 / 67700
Elevation 195–587 m (640–1,926 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Haegen is a mountain village located on the western frontier of Alsace which at this point coincides with the western frontier of the Alemanish dialect area. Across the Vosges Mountains to the west of the commune is Lorraine.

On the Alsace side, neighbouring communes are Saverne and Gottenhouse to the north-east, and Thal-Marmoutier and Reinhardsmunster to the south-east.

Landmarks[edit]

The commune contains the ruined remains of a twelfth-century castle, one of the earliest surviving castles in the North Vosges region, and of a fourteenth-century smaller fortress. These are known as the Château du Grand-Geroldseck and the Château du Petit-Geroldseck.

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