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Coat of arms of Ittenheim
Coat of arms
Ittenheim is located in France
Coordinates: 48°36′18″N 7°35′43″E / 48.605°N 7.5953°E / 48.605; 7.5953Coordinates: 48°36′18″N 7°35′43″E / 48.605°N 7.5953°E / 48.605; 7.5953
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Bouxwiller
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gilbert Viola
Area1 6.71 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,207
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67226 /67117
Elevation 152–212 m (499–696 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.

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


Ittenheim is positioned ten kilometres (six miles) to the west of Strasbourg. The little town is crossed by the departmental road RD1004 (formerly Route Nationale 4): before the development of the autoroute network, Ittenheim was the first village passed through by motorists after leaving Strasbourg en route for Paris.

Adjacent communes are Hurtigheim to the north and Handschuheim to the west.

Celebrity connection[edit]

One of the inhabitants of Ittenheim may have saved the life of President Jacques Chirac during the 2002 Bastille Day parade. Chirac was targeted by a right wing extremist gunman named Maxime Brunerie: the man who disarmed the gunman, thereby thwarting a presidential assassination, is called Jacques Weber.

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