The community house in Hessenheim
|Intercommunality||Marckolsheim et environs|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Anne-Louise Ulrich|
|5.21 km2 (2.01 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
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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