Wœrth or Woerth (French pronunciation: ​[vœʁt]; German: Wörth an der Sauer) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department and Grand Est region of north-eastern France.

Wœrth
Castle of Wœrth, today town hall and museum
Castle of Wœrth, today town hall and museum
Coat of arms of Wœrth
Coat of arms
Location of Wœrth
Wœrth is located in France
Wœrth
Wœrth
Wœrth is located in Grand Est
Wœrth
Wœrth
Coordinates: 48°56′23″N 7°44′47″E / 48.9397°N 7.7464°E / 48.9397; 7.7464Coordinates: 48°56′23″N 7°44′47″E / 48.9397°N 7.7464°E / 48.9397; 7.7464
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementHaguenau-Wissembourg
CantonReichshoffen
IntercommunalitySauer-Pechelbronn
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Alain Fuchs
Area
1
6.47 km2 (2.50 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
1,746
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67550 /67360
Elevation160–242 m (525–794 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The town, which lies some 40 km (25 mi) north of Strasbourg, is known for being the site of the Battle of Wörth, which took place on 6 August 1870 in the opening stages of the Franco-Prussian War.

Wœrth Castle has housed the mairie since 1977.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19461,165—    
19541,163−0.2%
19621,335+14.8%
19681,475+10.5%
19751,741+18.0%
19821,710−1.8%
19901,626−4.9%
19991,670+2.7%
20071,814+8.6%
20161,743−3.9%

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.

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