Bichl

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Bichl
Coat of arms of Bichl
Coat of arms
Bichl   is located in Germany
Bichl
Bichl
Coordinates: 47°43′14″N 11°24′43″E / 47.72056°N 11.41194°E / 47.72056; 11.41194Coordinates: 47°43′14″N 11°24′43″E / 47.72056°N 11.41194°E / 47.72056; 11.41194
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen
Municipal assoc. Benediktbeuern
Government
 • Mayor Josef Schmid (FW)
Area
 • Total 13.92 km2 (5.37 sq mi)
Elevation 625 m (2,051 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,124
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 83673
Dialling codes 08857
Vehicle registration TÖL
Website www.bichl.de

Bichl is a municipality in the district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria, Germany. It is located at 47°43′N 11°25′E / 47.717°N 11.417°E / 47.717; 11.417, and has about 2000 residents. The village first appears in documents from 1048.

The name "Bichl" refers to hill upon which the village church, St. George, stands. The church was built by Johann Michael Fischer. The origin of the name Bichl comes from the Bavarian word for hill "Bühel" which appears in many place names, where Austro-Bavarian dialects are spoken. For example: Kitzbühel.

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