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Dachau is a city in the south of Germany, about 20 km (12.4 mi) north-west of Munich. It has about 40,000 inhabitants. The town contains a historic town centre with an 18th century castle.

Dachau
Skyline of Dachau
Coat of arms of Dachau
Coat of arms
Location of Dachau within Dachau district
Dachau in DAH.svg
Dachau is located in Germany
Dachau
Dachau
Dachau is located in Bavaria
Dachau
Dachau
Coordinates: 48°15′37″N 11°26′3″E / 48.26028°N 11.43417°E / 48.26028; 11.43417Coordinates: 48°15′37″N 11°26′3″E / 48.26028°N 11.43417°E / 48.26028; 11.43417
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictDachau
Government
 • Lord MayorFlorian Hartmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total34.96 km2 (13.50 sq mi)
Elevation
482 m (1,581 ft)
Population
 (2016-12-31)[2]
 • Total46,914
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
85221
Dialling codes08131
Vehicle registrationDAH
Websitehttp://www.dachau.de

Dachau was founded in the 8th century. In 1933, a concentration camp was built in Dachau. It was the first camp of the Nazis and became the prototype for all other camps. More than 30,000 prisoners died, or were killed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.

Other websitesEdit

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