Bennwihr (French pronunciation: ​[bɛnviʁ]; German: Bennweier) is a commune in Grand Est, in northeastern France.[3]

Bennwihr
The town hall in Bennwihr
The town hall in Bennwihr
Coat of arms of Bennwihr
Location of Bennwihr
Bennwihr is located in France
Bennwihr
Bennwihr
Bennwihr is located in Grand Est
Bennwihr
Bennwihr
Coordinates: 48°08′39″N 7°19′34″E / 48.1442°N 7.3261°E / 48.1442; 7.3261Coordinates: 48°08′39″N 7°19′34″E / 48.1442°N 7.3261°E / 48.1442; 7.3261
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonSainte-Marie-aux-Mines
IntercommunalityPays de Ribeauvillé
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Francis Donath[1]
Area
1
6.59 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,393
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68026 /68630
Elevation183–354 m (600–1,161 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

Bennwihr figures in a report from the year 777 by Charlemagne's missi dominici. They refer to the village as Beno Villare (Beno's domain), and mention the quality of its wines.

The village was leveled in December 1944 during fighting leading up to the battle known as the Colmar Pocket.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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