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|Intercommunality||Pays de la Zorn|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jean Vix|
|• Land1||5.37 km2 (2.07 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||68/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||67220 / 67270|
|Elevation||157–229 m (515–751 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 earliest surviving record dates from 739 and names the village Ingenhaim. The first two syllables may comes from the Germanic given/Christian name, "Ingo". "Heim" occurs frequently in place names in countries where the local language is or has been a dialect of German: it is from the same root as the English word "home" and may refer to a grouping of houses or to a farmstead.
Between 1802 and 1853 the village was the centre for a consistory for Protestant communities in the surrounding settlements of Dettwiller, Ernolsheim-lès-Saverne, Schwindratzheim, Alteckendorf, Waltenheim-sur-Zorn and Duntzenheim. It lost out to Schwindratzheim after 1852 when the parish replaced the consistory as the defining organisational unit for protestant churches in France.
The Protestant church, completed in 1911.
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