Holtzwihr

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Holtzwihr
Coat of arms of Holtzwihr
Coat of arms
Location of Holtzwihr
Holtzwihr is located in France
Holtzwihr
Holtzwihr
Holtzwihr is located in Grand Est
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonColmar-2
IntercommunalityPays du Ried Brun
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Gerber
Area
1
6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
1,333
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68143 /68320
Elevation180–186 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)