||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Alex Jehl|
|• Land1||5.92 km2 (2.29 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||67187 / 67390|
|Elevation||170–177 m (558–581 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.
Heidolsheim is positioned to the south-east of Sélestat, slightly more than half way towards Marckolsheim across the rich alluvial farmland that in eastern Alsace fringes the left bank of the Rhine. Adjacent communes include Hessenheim to the north-east and Ohnenheim to the south.
Celtic tombs containing items of prehistoric jewelry such as bronze bracelets have been found nearby.
From the early years of recorded history, the name Hodulsesheimen was used to identify the settlement in 747 and Haidulfesheim in 801.
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