Willstätt is a town in the district of Ortenau in Baden-Württemberg in Germany, with a population of 9,787 as at December 31, 2017. It is situated around 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) east of Strasbourg's city centre.
|• Mayor||Marco Steffens|
|• Total||55.28 km2 (21.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||142 m (466 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The earliest known mention to the town is from 1232.
In August 1643 Imperialist forces took the town's castle. On 1 August, 1675, during the Rhineland campaign of the 1672-1678 Franco-Dutch War, a French army under Comte de Lorges and an Imperial force led by Raimondo Montecuccoli fought a battle nearby at Altenheim, Neuried.
On October 30th, 1754 the tower of the Lutheran church, which was to be planned to be inaugurated on this day collapsed and destroyed many parts of the church as result of a bad foundation. It was later rebuilt with a foundation consisting of oak pillars and the inauguration of the church took then place on November 11th, 1756.
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
- Leo BW.
- Helfferich, Tryntje, The Thirty Years War: A Documentary History (Cambridge, 2009), p. 298.
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