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Willstätt is a town in the district of Ortenau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany, with a population of 9,787 as at December 31, 2017. It is situated around 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) east of Strasbourg's city centre.

Willstätt
Coat of arms of Willstätt
Coat of arms
Location of Willstätt within Ortenaukreis district
Willstätt in OG.svg
Willstätt is located in Germany
Willstätt
Willstätt
Willstätt is located in Baden-Württemberg
Willstätt
Willstätt
Coordinates: 48°32′30″N 07°53′47″E / 48.54167°N 7.89639°E / 48.54167; 7.89639Coordinates: 48°32′30″N 07°53′47″E / 48.54167°N 7.89639°E / 48.54167; 7.89639
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictOrtenaukreis
Government
 • MayorChristian Huber
Area
 • Total55.28 km2 (21.34 sq mi)
Elevation
142 m (466 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,985
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
77731
Dialling codes07852
Vehicle registrationOG
Websitewww.willstaett.de

DemographicsEdit

Willstätt's population 2005-2017
2005 2006 2008 2010 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017
9151 9172 9088 9096 9213 9352 9569 9680 9787

HistoryEdit

MedievalEdit

The earliest known mention to the town is from 1232.[2]

Early ModernEdit

In August 1643 Imperialist forces took the town's castle.[3] On 1 August, 1675, during the Rhineland campaign of the 1672-1678 Franco-Dutch War, a French army under Comte de Lorges and an Imperial force led by Raimondo Montecuccoli fought a battle nearby at Altenheim, Neuried.

On October 30th, 1754 the tower of the Lutheran church, which was to be planned to be inaugurated on this day collapsed and destroyed many parts of the church as result of a bad foundation. It was later rebuilt with a foundation consisting of oak pillars and the inauguration of the church took then place on November 11th, 1756.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Leo BW.
  3. ^ Helfferich, Tryntje, The Thirty Years War: A Documentary History (Cambridge, 2009), p. 298.