Ingenheim

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Ingenheim
Íngne
Coat of arms of Ingenheim
Coat of arms
Ingenheim is located in France
Ingenheim
Ingenheim
Coordinates: 48°44′07″N 7°31′17″E / 48.7353°N 7.5214°E / 48.7353; 7.5214Coordinates: 48°44′07″N 7°31′17″E / 48.7353°N 7.5214°E / 48.7353; 7.5214
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Bouxwiller
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean Vix
Area1 5.37 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 366
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67220 /67270
Elevation 157–229 m (515–751 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.

Ingenheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

For the German, or Rhenish Palatinate, town, see Billigheim-Ingenheim.

The name[edit]

The earliest surviving record dates from 739 and names the village Ingenhaim. The first two syllables may comes from the Germanic given/Christian name, "Ingo". "Heim" occurs frequently in place names in countries where the local language is or has been a dialect of German: it is from the same root as the English word "home" and may refer to a grouping of houses or to a farmstead.

History[edit]

Between 1802 and 1853 the village was the centre for a consistory for Protestant communities in the surrounding settlements of Dettwiller, Ernolsheim-lès-Saverne, Schwindratzheim, Alteckendorf, Waltenheim-sur-Zorn and Duntzenheim. It lost out to Schwindratzheim after 1852 when the parish replaced the consistory as the defining organisational unit for protestant churches in France.

Landmarks[edit]

The Protestant church, completed in 1911.

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