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Coat of arms of Hessenheim
Coat of arms
Hessenheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°12′36″N 7°33′06″E / 48.21°N 7.5517°E / 48.21; 7.5517Coordinates: 48°12′36″N 7°33′06″E / 48.21°N 7.5517°E / 48.21; 7.5517
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein
Canton Marckolsheim
Intercommunality Marckolsheim et environs
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Didier Taglang
Area1 5.21 km2 (2.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 529
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67195 /67390
Elevation 170–177 m (558–581 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.

Hessenheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.


Hessenheim lies just over twelve kilometres (eight miles) to the southeast of Sélestat. To the south is the commune of Heidolsheim; Marckolsheim is across the canal to the east. On the eastern side, the commune's territory is bordered by the Rhône-Rhine Canal, which here runs parallel with but approximately four kilometres to the west of the River Rhine itself and the German frontier.

The economy is based on agriculture: an important ingredient in that is livestock rearing. To the north of the village is the so-called Hessenheimer Pasture land, though most of this is within the adjacent commune of Mussig.

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