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Coat of arms of Artolsheim
Coat of arms
Artolsheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°12′33″N 7°34′26″E / 48.2092°N 7.5739°E / 48.2092; 7.5739Coordinates: 48°12′33″N 7°34′26″E / 48.2092°N 7.5739°E / 48.2092; 7.5739
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Sélestat
Intercommunality Marckolsheim et environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Schultz
Area1 11.25 km2 (4.34 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 910
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67011 /67390
Elevation 168–174 m (551–571 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.

Artolsheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in northeastern France.


Artolsheim has the distinction of being further from the sea than any other place in France. The Gulf of Genoa and the mouth of the River Scheldt are both 430 kilometres (267 mi)(267 miles) away.[1]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 694 —    
1968 705 +1.6%
1975 630 −10.6%
1982 649 +3.0%
1990 643 −0.9%
1999 728 +13.2%
2006 855 +17.4%
2009 910 +6.4%


Employment opportunities in the village are limited. The traditional economic focus of the region is Sélestat some fifteen kilometres (ten miles) to the west. The river crossing of Marckolsheim with its associated locks and hydro-electric power station offer employment opportunities: many mostly low-paid seasonal jobs are also provided by the Europa-Park 'theme park'.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ IGN Magazine n°50, novembre-décembre 2008