Holtzwihr

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Holtzwihr
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Holtzwihr is located in France
Holtzwihr
Holtzwihr
Coordinates: 48°06′47″N 7°25′17″E / 48.1131°N 7.4214°E / 48.1131; 7.4214Coordinates: 48°06′47″N 7°25′17″E / 48.1131°N 7.4214°E / 48.1131; 7.4214
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar
Canton Andolsheim
Intercommunality Pays du Ried Brun
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Gerber
Area1 6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,333
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68143 / 68320
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Holtzwihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. It was also the location of the World War II Battle of Holtzwihr on January 26th, 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.

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