Hessenheim

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Hessenheim
Hesse
Commune
Coat of arms of Hessenheim
Coat of arms
Hessenheim is located in France
Hessenheim
Hessenheim
Location within Grand Est region
Hessenheim is located in Grand Est
Hessenheim
Hessenheim
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 Sélestat
Intercommunality Marckolsheim et environs
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Anne-Louise Ulrich
Area1 5.21 km2 (2.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 529
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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.

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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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