Wœrth

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Woerth
Castle of Woerth, today town hall and museum
Wœrth is located in France
Woerth
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
RegionAlsace
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementWissembourg
CantonWoerth
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Sauer-Pechelbronn
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014)François Rutsch
Area
 • Land16.47 km2 (2.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population21,820
 • Population2 Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
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.
 
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Woerth
Castle of Woerth, today town hall and museum
Wœrth is located in France
Woerth
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
RegionAlsace
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementWissembourg
CantonWoerth
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Sauer-Pechelbronn
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014)François Rutsch
Area
 • Land16.47 km2 (2.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population21,820
 • Population2 Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
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) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace 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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