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Coat of arms of Kientzheim
Coat of arms
Kientzheim is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Kientzheim is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°08′13″N 7°17′12″E / 48.1369°N 7.2867°E / 48.1369; 7.2867Coordinates: 48°08′13″N 7°17′12″E / 48.1369°N 7.2867°E / 48.1369; 7.2867
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
Intercommunality Vallée de Kaysersberg
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joseph Fritsch
Area1 4.83 km2 (1.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 819
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 68164 /68240
Elevation 220–662 m (722–2,172 ft)
(avg. 225 m or 738 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.

Kientzheim (French pronunciation: ​[kjɑ̃tsɛ̃]; German: Kienzheim; Alsatian: Kientza) is a former commune in the Haut-Rhin department in north-eastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Kaysersberg-Vignoble.[1]


Previously the local elementary school was École élémentaire publique école primaire publique.[2]

The Lycée Seijo, a Japanese boarding school,[3] operated in Kientzheim from 1986 to 2005.[4] The European Centre for Japanese Studies in Alsace (French: Centre européen d'études japonaises, CEEJA, Japanese: アルザス・欧州日本学研究所 Aruzasu Ōshū Nihongaku Kenkyūsho) opened at the site of the former school.[5]

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  1. ^ Arrêté 14 July 2015 (in French)
  2. ^ "École élémentaire publique école primaire publique." French Ministry of Education. Retrieved on October 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Home page" (Archive). Lycée Seijo. Retrieved on 2 January 2014. "8, route d'Ammerschwihr, 68240 KIENTZHEIM, FRANCE"
  4. ^ "Seijo Gakuen closes French campus." (archived from the original) The Japan Times. Sunday February 13, 2005. Retrieved on 2 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Du lycée Seijo au Centre d’études japonaises ." (Archive) L'Alsace. 19 March 2013. Retrieved on 2 January 2014. "L’ancien lycée Seijo, à Kientzheim, a accueilli des élèves japonais entre les années 1980 et 2006. On y trouve aujourd’hui le Centre européen d’études japonaises."

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