Bennwihr

Bennwihr (German: Bennweier) is a commune in Grand Est, in northeastern France.

Bennwihr
The town hall in Bennwihr
The town hall in Bennwihr
Coat of arms of Bennwihr
Coat of arms
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 (2008–2014) Richard Fuchs
Area
1
6.59 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2017)[1]
1,335
 • Density200/km2 (520/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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.