Volgelsheim

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Volgelsheim
Volgelse
Coat of arms of Volgelsheim
Coat of arms
Volgelsheim is located in France
Volgelsheim
Volgelsheim
Coordinates: 48°00′58″N 7°32′54″E / 48.0161°N 7.5483°E / 48.0161; 7.5483Coordinates: 48°00′58″N 7°32′54″E / 48.0161°N 7.5483°E / 48.0161; 7.5483
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Ensisheim
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Benoît Roth
Area1 8.64 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,344
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68352 /68600
Elevation 188–198 m (617–650 ft)
(avg. 192 m or 630 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.

Volgelsheim (Alemannic German: Volgelse) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. The population in 2007 was 2,322.

History[edit]

Volgelsheim was first mentioned in 739 under the name Folcoaldeshaim. The name has changed several times over the centuries to the present spelling. From 1871 to 1918, it belonged to the kingdom Volgelsheim country Alsace-Lorraine in the German Empire. During this time, in 1880, a station was built in Prussian style.Until 1992, the French army had garrison in Volgelsheim (Abbatucci barracks).

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