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Coat of arms of Harskirchen
Coat of arms
Harskirchen is located in France
Coordinates: 48°55′58″N 7°02′24″E / 48.9328°N 7.04°E / 48.9328; 7.04Coordinates: 48°55′58″N 7°02′24″E / 48.9328°N 7.04°E / 48.9328; 7.04
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Ingwiller
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Schaeffer
Area1 14.42 km2 (5.57 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 859
 • Density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67183 /67260
Elevation 213–277 m (699–909 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.

Harskirchen is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.


Harskirchen lies in the French Saar region, in the extreme northwest of Alsace. It is on the eastern bank of the Saar Coal Canal, which connects the Saar River with the Rhine-Marne Canal.


Like many villages in Alsace in and the German Upper Rhineland, Harskirhen contains both a Lutheran church and a Catholic church. The Lutheran church dates from the eighteenth century and is decorated in the Baroque style, while the nineteenth-century Catholic church is distinguished by a nineteenth-century Neo Gothic tower.

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