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Haegen overlooked by the Château du Grand-Geroldseck
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Pierre Oberle|
|Area1||20.32 km2 (7.85 sq mi)|
|• 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 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.
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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