Bergheim, Haut-Rhin

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Porte Haute (Upper Gate) in Bergheim
Porte Haute (Upper Gate) in Bergheim
Coat of arms of Bergheim
Coat of arms
Bergheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°12′21″N 7°21′45″E / 48.2058°N 7.3625°E / 48.2058; 7.3625Coordinates: 48°12′21″N 7°21′45″E / 48.2058°N 7.3625°E / 48.2058; 7.3625
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Ribeauvillé
Canton Ribeauvillé
Intercommunality Pays de Ribeauvillé
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Bihl
Area1 19.16 km2 (7.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,881
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68028 / 68750
Elevation 172–733 m (564–2,405 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.

Bergheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

It is a completely fortified town and has magnificent towers and walls. The entire population was wiped out by two wars and the plague in the 17th-18th centuries. To replace the population, thousands of people from other countries were invited to immigrate to Bergheim. The majority of people who immigrated at that times were Swiss, German, Hungarian, Austrian, or Romanian.

The city runs on tourism and the grape vines that surround the city and the region.

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