|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Benoît Roth|
|• Land1||8.64 km2 (3.34 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||270/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||68352 / 68600|
|Elevation||188–198 m (617–650 ft)
(avg. 192 m or 630 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.
Volgelsheim was first mentioned in 739 under the name Folcoaldeshaim. The name has changed several times over the centuries to the present spelling. From 1871 to 1918, it belonged to the kingdom Volgelsheim country Alsace-Lorraine in the German Empire. During this time, in 1880, a station was built in Prussian style.Until 1992, the French army had garrison in Volgelsheim (Abbatucci barracks).
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