Achenheim

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Achenheim

Àchene
The town hall in Achenheim
The town hall in Achenheim
Coat of arms of Achenheim
Coat of arms
Location of Achenheim
Achenheim is located in France
Achenheim
Achenheim
Achenheim is located in Grand Est
Achenheim
Achenheim
Coordinates: 48°34′55″N 7°37′40″E / 48.5819°N 7.6278°E / 48.5819; 7.6278Coordinates: 48°34′55″N 7°37′40″E / 48.5819°N 7.6278°E / 48.5819; 7.6278
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementStrasbourg
CantonLingolsheim
IntercommunalityStrasbourg
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Raymond Leipp
Area
1
6.03 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
2,082
 • Density350/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67001 /67204
Elevation143–191 m (469–627 ft)
(avg. 167 m or 548 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Achenheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department and Grand Est region of north-eastern France.

The village, which is in the arrondissement of Strasbourg and the canton of Lingolsheim lies close to the Canal de la Bruche and to the departemental road connecting Soultz-les-Bains to Strasbourg.

History[edit]

The oldest traces of human habitation in Alsace – tools used by Homo erectus in the Paleolithic era some 700,000 years ago – have been found in loess deposits at Achenheim.

In 1264 the village was burnt down by forces from Strasbourg during the war between the city and its bishop, Walter de Geroldseck.

Waterways[edit]

Administration[edit]

List of successive mayors
Period Name Party Remarks
2012 Current Raymond Leipp LR Retired; acting mayor from 16.01.2012; re-elected in 2014
2008 2011 Jean-Jacques Fritz MoDem then NC European Parliament director in Strasbourg, Regional Councillor
1995 2008 Roger Viola DVD CEO of a family firm supplying building materials; re-elected in 2001

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20062,224—    
20072,230+0.3%
20082,216−0.6%
20092,230+0.6%
20102,168−2.8%
20112,105−2.9%
20122,043−2.9%
20132,025−0.9%
20142,001−1.2%
20152,042+2.0%
20162,082+2.0%

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections 2nd Round [1][edit]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron EM 70.79
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 68.82
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 71.87
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 77.56

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