Bergheim, Haut-Rhin

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Bergheim
Porte Haute (Upper Gate) in Bergheim
Porte Haute (Upper Gate) in Bergheim
Coat of arms of Bergheim
Coat of arms
Location of Bergheim
Bergheim is located in France
Bergheim
Bergheim
Bergheim is located in Grand Est
Bergheim
Bergheim
Coordinates: 48°12′21″N 7°21′45″E / 48.2058°N 7.3625°E / 48.2058; 7.3625Coordinates: 48°12′21″N 7°21′45″E / 48.2058°N 7.3625°E / 48.2058; 7.3625
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonSainte-Marie-aux-Mines
IntercommunalityPays de Ribeauvillé
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Bihl
Area
1
19.16 km2 (7.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,198
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68028 /68750
Elevation172–733 m (564–2,405 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bergheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It is a completely fortified town and has an ancient and remarkable church, as well as magnificent towers and walls; the entire population was wiped out by two wars and the plague in the 17th-18th centuries. To replace the population, thousands of people from other countries were invited to immigrate to Bergheim; the majority of people who immigrated at that times were Swiss, German, Hungarian, Austrian, or Romanian.

The city runs on tourism and the grape vines that surround the city and the region.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.