Heiligenberg, Bas-Rhin

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Heiligenberg
Heiligenberg is located in France
Heiligenberg
Heiligenberg
Coordinates: 48°32′20″N 7°23′26″E / 48.5389°N 7.3906°E / 48.5389; 7.3906Coordinates: 48°32′20″N 7°23′26″E / 48.5389°N 7.3906°E / 48.5389; 7.3906
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Molsheim
Canton Molsheim
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Ernst
Area
 • Land1 5.47 km2 (2.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 633
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67188 / 67190
Elevation 204–407 m (669–1,335 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.

Heiligenberg is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. Its name means mountain of the saints.

Geography[edit]

The village is positioned approximately ten kilometres (six miles) to the west of Molsheim, on high ground overlooking the Bruche valley. To the west is the great domainal forest of Haslach.

Unusually in Alsace, this is one village not traversed by a numbered departmental road: it does, however, overlook the former Route Nationale N420 in the valley below, a long distance road rendered less important in recent years by the development of the autoroute network: in 2006 this stretch of road was formally downgraded to become the Route Departmentale RD 420.

History[edit]

The villagers rescued the mail and the crew of a Montgolfier balloon after it escaped the Siege of Paris on October 25, 1870. The balloon's anchor has been kept.

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