Wört

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Wört
Coat of arms of Wört
Coat of arms
Wört   is located in Germany
Wört
Wört
Coordinates: 49°01′56″N 10°16′21″E / 49.03222°N 10.27250°E / 49.03222; 10.27250Coordinates: 49°01′56″N 10°16′21″E / 49.03222°N 10.27250°E / 49.03222; 10.27250
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Ostalbkreis
Government
 • Mayor Thomas Saur
Area
 • Total 18.17 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Elevation 455 m (1,493 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,369
 • Density 75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 73499
Dialling codes 07964
Vehicle registration AA
Website www.gemeinde-woert.de

Wört is a municipality (German: gemeinde) and town in the district of Ostalbkreis in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Wört is located in the valley of the Rotach, a tributary of the Wörnitz River, in the Virngrund region. It is in the northeastern foothills of the Swabian Alb range, between Dinkelsbühl (6 km) and Ellwangen (13 km).

Neighboring Towns[edit]

The municipality is bordered to the north by Fichtenau, part of Schwäbisch Hall district, to the east by the Bavarian city of Dinkelsbühl, to the south by Stödtlen and to the west by Ellenberg.

Land Use[edit]

According to the Baden-Württemberg Statistics Office, the total area of the municipality is 18.17 km2 (7.02 sq mi), of which 8.13 km2 (45%) is woodland, 7.67 km2 (42%) is agricultural, 0.9 km2 (5%) is buildings, 0.74 km2 (4%) is for transportation, 0.62 km2 (3.5%) is water and 0.09 km2 (0.5%) is for recreational use.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

It is the birthplace of church historian Hubert Wolf (born 1959).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fläche seit 1988 nach tatsächlichen Nutzung" (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. 2014. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016.