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|Intercommunality||Marckolsheim et environs|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Didier Taglang|
|• Land1||5.21 km2 (2.01 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||67195 / 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.
Hessenheim lies just over twelve kilometres (eight miles) to the southeast of Sélestat. To the south is the commune of Heidolsheim; Marckolsheim is across the canal to the east. On the eastern side, the commune's territory is bordered by the Rhône-Rhine Canal, which here runs parallel with but approximately four kilometres to the west of the River Rhine itself and the German frontier.
The economy is based on agriculture: an important ingredient in that is livestock rearing. To the north of the village is the so-called Hessenheimer Pasture land, though most of this is actually within the adjacent commune of Mussig.
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