Bennwihr

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Bennwihr
Commune
Coat of arms of Bennwihr
Coat of arms
Bennwihr is located in France
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines
Intercommunality Pays de Ribeauvillé
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Richard Fuchs
Area1 6.59 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,298
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 68026 /68630
Elevation 183–354 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.

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

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

History[edit]

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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