Dachau

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Dachau
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Coat of arms of Dachau
Coat of arms
Dachau is located in Germany
Dachau
Dachau
Location of Dachau within Dachau district
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CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictDachau
Government
 • Lord MayorFlorian Hartmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total34.85 km2 (13.46 sq mi)
Elevation482 m (1,581 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total46,914
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes85221
Dialling codes08131
Vehicle registrationDAH
Websitehttp://www.dachau.de

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 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). January 2018.

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