Hochfelden, Bas-Rhin

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For the municipality in Switzerland, see Hochfelden, Switzerland.
Hochfelden
Hochfelden is located in France
Hochfelden
Hochfelden
Coordinates: 48°45′37″N 7°34′15″E / 48.7603°N 7.5708°E / 48.7603; 7.5708Coordinates: 48°45′37″N 7°34′15″E / 48.7603°N 7.5708°E / 48.7603; 7.5708
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Hochfelden
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Georges Pfister
Area
 • Land1 12.09 km2 (4.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 3,061
 • Population2 density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67202 / 67270
Elevation 155–222 m (509–728 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.

Hochfelden is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

History[edit]

Until their deportation to the south in 1940, Hochfelden had a significant Jewish community.

In 1941, more than 200 young people celebrated Bastille Day with a street procession. The occupying forces retaliated, placing the village under a state of siege. The Mayor and Gendarmes were replaced and 106 people, including 23 women, were interned at Schirmeck. The information was reported to London where the events were reported by the BBC.

Economy[edit]

Meteor beer is brewed and sold in Hochfelden.

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