Hinsingen

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Hinsingen

Hinsínge
Coat of arms of Hinsingen
Coat of arms
Location of Hinsingen
Hinsingen is located in France
Hinsingen
Hinsingen
Hinsingen is located in Grand Est
Hinsingen
Hinsingen
Coordinates: 48°57′12″N 6°59′33″E / 48.9533°N 6.9925°E / 48.9533; 6.9925Coordinates: 48°57′12″N 6°59′33″E / 48.9533°N 6.9925°E / 48.9533; 6.9925
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSaverne
CantonIngwiller
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc Rieger
Area
1
2.98 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
90
 • Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67199 /67260
Elevation212–251 m (696–823 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Hinsingen is a commune in the north-western corner of the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

History[edit]

The place is first recorded in 1328 as "Heyngesingen": at that time it was in Saarwerden County. Originally the little village clustered around its castle was positioned in the valley, but it was destroyed in the Thirty Years War. Hinsingen is on the frontier between Alsace and Lorraine: following further sustained destruction wrought by the interminable wars fought between France and The Empire in the final decades of the seventeenth century, remaining villagers removed the settlement to its present hilltop location.

The name of the village has mutated over time through "Hinquezange" to "Hinsingen".

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References[edit]

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