Wœrth

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Wœrth
Commune
Castle of Wœrth, today town hall and museum
Castle of Wœrth, today town hall and museum
Coat of arms of Wœrth
Coat of arms
Wœrth is located in France
Wœrth
Wœrth
Location within Grand Est region
Wœrth is located in Grand Est
Wœrth
Wœrth
Coordinates: 48°56′23″N 7°44′47″E / 48.9397°N 7.7464°E / 48.9397; 7.7464Coordinates: 48°56′23″N 7°44′47″E / 48.9397°N 7.7464°E / 48.9397; 7.7464
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementHaguenau-Wissembourg
CantonReichshoffen
IntercommunalitySauer-Pechelbronn
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Fuchs
Area16.47 km2 (2.50 sq mi)
Population (2014)21,740
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code67550 /67360
Elevation160–242 m (525–794 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 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.

Wœrth or Woerth (German: Wörth an der Sauer) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It lies 45 km (28 mi) north of Strasbourg. Wœrth is known for the Battle of Wœrth, in the initial stage of the Franco-Prussian War in August 1870. The Château de Wœrth houses the mairie since 1977.

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