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Coat of arms of Hattmatt
Coat of arms
Location of Hattmatt
Hattmatt is located in France
Hattmatt is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°47′29″N 7°25′26″E / 48.7914°N 7.4239°E / 48.7914; 7.4239Coordinates: 48°47′29″N 7°25′26″E / 48.7914°N 7.4239°E / 48.7914; 7.4239
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Saverne
Intercommunality Saverne
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Charles Ernst
4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67185 /67330
Elevation 173–234 m (568–768 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.

Hattmatt is a commune in the Lower Rhine department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

The village is located a few kilometres to the northeast of Saverne on the departmental road RD6.


The Zinsel River passes through the village. The surrounding villages are Rosenwiller, Steinbourg, Dossenheim-sur-Zinsel, and Imbsheim.


According to oral tradition,[citation needed] the birthplace of Hattmattois was in Wiesenau (now defunct) along Rosenwiller near Dettwiller. As the war outraged peasants, houses were burned and the population decimated. The few survivors wondered then WER HAT HÈ MOT, which means who has a meadow (field) hence the origin of HATT MOT (Hattmatt).

Other sources[citation needed] affirm the two villages existed at the same time. Wiesenau was an independent village of Hattmatt rather scattered habitat type (hamlet), which probably disappeared during the invasions of the Armagnacs (Armengecken) in the fifteenth century. Wiesenau is no longer mentioned as a village thereafter. There was, therefore, no longer anything in the Peasant War of 1525. It was Hattmatt Hanau-Lichtenberg who obtained the tenancy of the bank of the lost village. After a trial during the Revolution, Hattmatt obtained ownership of this bank (1793).

As for the etymology of the name, the most plausible is that of the Germanic root associated with the suffix of Hatto matt (pre). So the pre Hatto.


List of successive mayors
Period Name Label Quality
March 2008 Jean-Charles Ernst
2001 Charles Jung
2001 2008 Jean-Charles Ernst

See also


  • INSEE commune file

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