Holtzwihr (German: Holzweier, Alsatian: Holzwihr) is a former commune in the Haut-Rhin department in north-eastern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune Porte-du-Ried. It was also the location of the World War II Battle of Holtzwihr on January 26, 1945, during which US Army Second Lieutenant Audie Murphy of the 3rd Infantry Division, almost single-handedly cut down an advancing German unit, earning the Medal of Honor.
Part of Porte-du-Ried
|6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||180–186 m (591–610 ft) |
(avg. 182 m or 597 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
It also has a road named after Audie Murphy, Rue Audie Murphy (see Google Maps).
- Téléchargement du fichier d'ensemble des populations légales en 2017, INSEE
- Arrêté 17 December 2015 (in French)
- Google maps
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