Beinheim

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Beinheim
Commune
Beinheim FR.jpg
Coat of arms of Beinheim
Coat of arms
Beinheim is located in France
Beinheim
Beinheim
Location within Grand Est region
Beinheim is located in Grand Est
Beinheim
Beinheim
Coordinates: 48°51′50″N 8°05′05″E / 48.8639°N 8.0847°E / 48.8639; 8.0847Coordinates: 48°51′50″N 8°05′05″E / 48.8639°N 8.0847°E / 48.8639; 8.0847
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementHaguenau-Wissembourg
CantonWissembourg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Hentsch
Area115.23 km2 (5.88 sq mi)
Population (2009)21,886
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code67025 /67930
Elevation111–121 m (364–397 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.

Beinheim (Alsatian: Bänem) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in the Alsace region of northeastern France.

Geography[edit]

Beinheim lies on the A35 autoroute between Roppenheim and Seltz. It is about 50 kilometres north of Strasbourg, near the German border.

History[edit]

Street view circa 1905
Street view circa 1905

In 884, Beinheim belonged to the Abbey of Honau, and is mentioned as such (as "Beinenheim") in a document of Charles the Fat. As a former landgrave city with a castle, by the 15th century, Beinheim was no longer head of the Riet.[1]

In 1255, Beinheim belonged to the baron of Fleckenstein, who sold it to the margrave of Bade in 1402 or 1404. The margrave later introduced religious reform, which did not gain much of a hold.[1] In 1497 the margrave sold Beinheim to the Count Palatine. In 1557 the count sold it back to the margrave, who maintained possession until the French Revolution. The castle was demolished in 1687.[1]

Politics[edit]

Bernard Hentsch was elected mayor in 2001 and has held the position since then, re-elected most recently in 2014.[2] Beinheim has 19 municipal councillors.[2]

Population[edit]

Census data has been collected since 1793. Since 2009, the populations of French communes are published yearly through a census based on annual data collection from all the communal territories over a period of five years. For communes of under 10 000 inhabitants, census inquiries are made of the entire population every five years, with the populations of intermediate years extrapolated or interpolated.[3] For the commune, the first exhaustive census under the new system was taken in 2006.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962988—    
19681,059+7.2%
19751,268+19.7%
19821,457+14.9%
19901,556+6.8%
19991,790+15.0%
20061,881+5.1%
20091,886+0.3%

Notable people[edit]

Buildings and monuments[edit]

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