Hattmatt (French pronunciation: ​[atmat]) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.[3]

Hattmatt
Hàttmàtt
The town hall in Hattmatt
The town hall in Hattmatt
Coat of arms of Hattmatt
Location of Hattmatt
Hattmatt is located in France
Hattmatt
Hattmatt
Hattmatt is located in Grand Est
Hattmatt
Hattmatt
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementSaverne
CantonSaverne
IntercommunalityPays de Saverne
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Alain Sutter[1]
Area
1
4.15 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
703
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67185 /67330
Elevation173–234 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.

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

GeographyEdit

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

HistoryEdit

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.

AdministrationEdit

List of mayors[4][1]
Period Name
1989 2001 Charles Jung
2001 2014 Jean-Charles Ernst
2014 2026 Alain Sutter

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ Anciens maires de Hattmatt, annuaire-mairie.fr