Kauffenheim

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Kauffenheim
Kafem
Coat of arms of Kauffenheim
Coat of arms
Kauffenheim is located in France
Kauffenheim
Kauffenheim
Coordinates: 48°51′12″N 8°01′44″E / 48.8533°N 8.0289°E / 48.8533; 8.0289Coordinates: 48°51′12″N 8°01′44″E / 48.8533°N 8.0289°E / 48.8533; 8.0289
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Haguenau-Wissembourg
Canton Bischwiller
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Rémy Bubel
Area1 2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 210
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67231 /67480
Elevation 113–120 m (371–394 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.

Kauffenheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It lies twenty kilometres (twelve miles) to the east of Haguenau, and a short distance from the main north-south autoroute in Grand Est.

History[edit]

The first surviving record of the village dates from 884 and spells the name of the village "Chochinheim". Subsequently the name has been written Cochenheim, Chochenheim, Kochenheim and Koechenheim before morphing into Kauffenheim, the current spelling.

Between 1359 and 1680 the village was owned by the aristocratic von Fleckenstein family.

In 1720 it came into the possession of the Rohan-Soubise family, and thus remained until the French revolution.

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