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Coat of arms of Holtzwihr
Coat of arms
Holtzwihr is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Holtzwihr is located in Grand Est
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 Grand Est
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Colmar-Ribeauvillé
Canton Colmar-2
Intercommunality Pays du Ried Brun
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Gerber
Area1 6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,333
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 (German: Holzweier) 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.[1] 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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  1. ^ Arrêté 17 December 2015 (in French)