Hengwiller

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Hengwiller
Hangwiller
Commune
Coat of arms of Hengwiller
Coat of arms
Hengwiller is located in France
Hengwiller
Hengwiller
Location within Grand Est region
Hengwiller is located in Grand Est
Hengwiller
Hengwiller
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSaverne
CantonSaverne
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marcel Blaes
Area12.15 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Population (2006)2175
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code67190 /67440
Elevation275–400 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.

Geography[edit]

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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