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

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Coat of arms of Wört
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Location of Wört within Ostalbkreis district
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Wört is located in Germany
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Wört is located in Baden-Württemberg
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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
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionStuttgart
DistrictOstalbkreis
Government
 • MayorThomas Saur
Area
 • Total18.17 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Elevation
455 m (1,493 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,463
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
73499
Dialling codes07964
Vehicle registrationAA
Websitewww.gemeinde-woert.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

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 TownsEdit

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 UseEdit

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 residentsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Fläche seit 1988 nach tatsächlichen Nutzung" (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. 2014. Retrieved 13 Jul 2016.