Wintzenheim

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Wintzenheim
The town hall in Wintzenheim
The town hall in Wintzenheim
Coat of arms of Wintzenheim
Coat of arms
Location of Wintzenheim
Wintzenheim is located in France
Wintzenheim
Wintzenheim
Wintzenheim is located in Grand Est
Wintzenheim
Wintzenheim
Coordinates: 48°04′26″N 7°17′26″E / 48.0739°N 7.2906°E / 48.0739; 7.2906Coordinates: 48°04′26″N 7°17′26″E / 48.0739°N 7.2906°E / 48.0739; 7.2906
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementColmar-Ribeauvillé
CantonWintzenheim
IntercommunalityColmar Agglomération
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Serge Nicole
Area
1
18.97 km2 (7.32 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
7,945
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68374 /68920
Elevation202–827 m (663–2,713 ft)
(avg. 230 m or 750 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Wintzenheim (German: Winzenheim) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin département in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Its inhabitants are called Wintzenheimois.

Geography[edit]

Wintzenheim is a town of 7535[2] inhabitants to the west of Colmar in the Haut-Rhin departement of France.

Colmar is a town which receives very little rain because it benefits from a microclimate (called the micro-climat des Trois-Épis [fr]) due to the effect of a vortex propagated by the Munster valley with winds from the south-west to west. Situated only 3 km from Colmar, Wintzenheim benefits from this micro-climate.

Gallery[edit]

History[edit]

Until the French Revolution, Wintzenheim was a dependency of the Lords of Hohlandsbourg. It was administered by the Ribeaupierre family and later by the Counts of Lupfen and, in the 16th century, by Lazarus von Schwendi (also known as Lazare de Schwendi). Louvois rewarded general Joseph de Montclar with this fief in 1680.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20067,524—    
20077,610+1.1%
20087,636+0.3%
20097,610−0.3%
20107,592−0.2%
20117,573−0.3%
20127,592+0.3%
20137,606+0.2%
20147,536−0.9%
20157,535−0.0%
20167,534−0.0%

Twin town[edit]

Sites and monuments[edit]

People[edit]

  • Tomi Ungerer (1931 - ), illustrator best known for his erotic and political illustrations as well as children's books, stayed in Wintzenheim during his childhood. A community hall today bears his name.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep68.pdf

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