Furth im Wald

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Furth im Wald
FURTH IM WALD, INNENSTADT - LUFTAUFNAHME.jpg
Coat of arms of Furth im Wald
Location of Furth im Wald within Cham district
Furth im Wald in CHA.svg
Furth im Wald is located in Germany
Furth im Wald
Furth im Wald
Furth im Wald is located in Bavaria
Furth im Wald
Furth im Wald
Coordinates: 49°18′35″N 12°50′24″E / 49.30972°N 12.84000°E / 49.30972; 12.84000Coordinates: 49°18′35″N 12°50′24″E / 49.30972°N 12.84000°E / 49.30972; 12.84000
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Palatinate
DistrictCham
Government
 • Mayor (2020–26) Sandro Bauer[1] (CSU)
Area
 • Total67.00 km2 (25.87 sq mi)
Elevation
407 m (1,335 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total8,923
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
93437
Dialling codes0 99 73
Vehicle registrationCHA
Websitewww.furth.de

Furth im Wald (in Czech Brod nad Lesy, resp. Bavorský Brod) is a town in Bavaria, Germany, near the Czech border in the Bavarian Forest, 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) northeast of Cham, and 17 kilometres (11 miles) southwest of Domažlice. Furth im Wald is known as Drachenstadt (Dragon City), a reference to Furth im Wald's yearly Drachenstich (Slaying of the Dragon) play.

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, 15 July 2021.
  2. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.