||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (December 2008)|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Marc Rieger|
|• Land1||2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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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