Ingenheim

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Ingenheim
Íngne
Commune
Coat of arms of Ingenheim
Coat of arms
Ingenheim is located in France
Ingenheim
Ingenheim
Location within Grand Est region
Ingenheim is located in Grand Est
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.

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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