Achenheim

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Achenheim
Àchene
Commune
Coat of arms of Achenheim
Coat of arms
Achenheim is located in France
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg
Canton Lingolsheim
Intercommunality Strasbourg Eurométropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Raymond Leipp
Area1 6.03 km2 (2.33 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 2,001
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67001 /67204
Elevation 143–191 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.

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Administration[edit]

List of successive mayors
Period Name Party Remarks
2011 present Raymond Leipp Divers Droite Retired; acting mayor from 18.11.2011; re-elected in 2014
2008 2011 Jean-Jacques Fritz French Democratic Movement European Parliament director in Strasbourg, Regional Councillor
1995 2008 Roger Viola Divers Droite CEO of a family firm supplying building materials; re-elected in 2001

Population[edit]

Historical populations[1]
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851 1856 1861 1866
665 541 541 633 824 875 842 891 884 846 797 824
1871 1875 1880 1885 1890 1895 1900 1905 1910 1921 1926 1931
803 829 870 925 974 986 964 921 886 857 921 968
1936 1946 1954 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2014
975 878 1002 1131 1207 1535 1717 2072 2183 2230 2001


Demography Achenheim.svg

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