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Coat of arms of Dachau
Coat of arms
Dachau   is located in Germany
Location of Dachau within Dachau district
Dachau in DAH.svg
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
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Dachau
 • Lord Mayor Florian Hartmann (SPD)
 • 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 http://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.

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