Dachau, Bavaria

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Dachau, Bavaria
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Coat of arms of Dachau, Bavaria
Location of Dachau, Bavaria within Dachau district
Dachau in DAH.svg
Dachau, Bavaria is located in Germany
Dachau, Bavaria
Dachau, Bavaria
Dachau, Bavaria is located in Bavaria
Dachau, Bavaria
Dachau, Bavaria
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. regionUpper Bavaria
DistrictDachau
Government
 • Lord mayorFlorian Hartmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total34.85 km2 (13.46 sq mi)
Elevation
482 m (1,581 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total47,680
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
85221
Dialling codes08131
Vehicle registrationDAH
Websitehttp://www.dachau.de

Dachau (German pronunciation: [ˈdaxaʊ]; Bavarian: Dochau) is a city in the south of Germany, about 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) 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. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.

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