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Hinsingen is located in France
Coordinates: 48°57′12″N 6°59′33″E / 48.9533°N 6.9925°E / 48.9533; 6.9925Coordinates: 48°57′12″N 6°59′33″E / 48.9533°N 6.9925°E / 48.9533; 6.9925
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Sarre-Union
Intercommunality Saare-Union
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc Rieger
 • Land1 2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 91
 • Population2 density 31/km2 (79/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67199 / 67260
Elevation 212–251 m (696–823 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.

Hinsingen is a commune in the north-western corner of the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.


The place is first recorded in 1328 as "Heyngesingen": at that time it was in Saarwerden County. Originally the little village clustered around its castle was positioned in the valley, but it was destroyed in the Thirty Years War. Hinsingen is on the frontier between Alsace and Lorraine: following further sustained destruction wrought by the interminable wars fought between France and The Empire in the final decades of the seventeenth century, remaining villagers removed the settlement to its present hilltop location.

The name of the village has mutated over time through "Hinquezange" to "Hinsingen".

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