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Coat of arms of Hengwiller
Coat of arms
Hengwiller is located in France
Coordinates: 48°40′05″N 7°20′02″E / 48.6681°N 7.3339°E / 48.6681; 7.3339Coordinates: 48°40′05″N 7°20′02″E / 48.6681°N 7.3339°E / 48.6681; 7.3339
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Saverne
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marcel Blaes
Area1 2.15 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 175
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67190 /67440
Elevation 275–400 m (902–1,312 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.

Hengwiller (German: Hengweiler) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.


Much of the village economy is agriculture based, and most of the surrounding land is used for arable cultivation and fruit orchards.

The village is positioned not far from the Reutenburgerkopf (586 m), some ten kilometres (six miles) to the east of the panoramic Rocher de Dabo, although the distance by road is much greater because the roads necessarily take a snaking route avoiding the steepest slopes. The nearest big city is Strasbourg, some 35 kilometres (22 miles) to the east. Communes surrounding Hengwiller are Dimbsthal and Salenthal to the north-east, Birkenwald to the south-east, Obersteigen to the south-west and Reinhardsmunster to the north-west.

The village has no real main street, being rather the crossroads of several minor roads.

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