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Coat of arms of Houssen
Coat of arms
Houssen is located in France
Coordinates: 48°07′35″N 7°22′44″E / 48.1264°N 7.3789°E / 48.1264; 7.3789Coordinates: 48°07′35″N 7°22′44″E / 48.1264°N 7.3789°E / 48.1264; 7.3789
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar
Canton Andolsheim
Intercommunality Colmar
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Éric Straumann
Area1 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,681
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68146 / 68125
Elevation 177–190 m (581–623 ft)
(avg. 184 m or 604 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.

Houssen is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. It is located near Colmar, the department capital and the Colmar Airport. It is near the border of Germany and thus has acquired many influences of the German culture including architecture, cuisine, and art.

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