Wœrth

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Wœrth
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
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Haguenau-Wissembourg
Canton Reichshoffen
Intercommunality Sauer-Pechelbronn
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Fuchs
Area1 6.47 km2 (2.50 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,740
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67550 /67360
Elevation 160–242 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.

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During the night of November 22, 2013, antisemitic graffiti was sprayed on the front door of the local synagogue, as well as on two private cars and a bicycle path.[1]

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