Heiteren

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Heiteren
Haitre
Commune
Coat of arms of Heiteren
Coat of arms
Heiteren is located in France
Heiteren
Heiteren
Coordinates: 47°58′13″N 7°32′33″E / 47.9703°N 7.5425°E / 47.9703; 7.5425Coordinates: 47°58′13″N 7°32′33″E / 47.9703°N 7.5425°E / 47.9703; 7.5425
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Ensisheim
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Schmitt
Area1 22.4 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 890
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68130 /68600
Elevation 196–209 m (643–686 ft)
(avg. 200 m or 660 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.

Heiteren is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The Song "Ballade von Heiteren" performed by Walter Mossmann is dedicated to the resistance against the construction of the Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant in the 1970s. It describes the organisation of the protests in a roundhouse near Heiteren and the violent repression against the protesters, e.g. by burning down the roundhouse.

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