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Coat of arms of Dachau
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Dachau
 • Lord Mayor Peter Bürgel (CSU)
 • Total 34.85 km2 (13.46 sq mi)
Elevation 482 m (1,581 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 46,914
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85221
Dialling codes 08131
Vehicle registration DAH
Website 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.

Other websites[change | change source]

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