Dachau (district)

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Dachau
District
Bavaria DAH.svg
Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberbayern
Capital Dachau
Area
 • Total 579 km2 (224 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 142,021
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration DAH
Website landratsamt-dachau.de

Dachau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Fürstenfeldbruck, Aichach-Friedberg, Pfaffenhofen, Freising and Munich, and by the city of Munich.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1952. There were slight changes to the territory in the administrative reform of 1972.

Geography[edit]

The district extends from the northwestern suburbs of Munich to the so-called Dachauer Land. It is a hilly countryside, which is now densely populated. The growing Munich metropolitan area is advancing more and more into the district's territory.

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms The arms include a red zigzag line on white background, which was the heraldic figure of the Wittelsbach family during the 12th and 13th century. Although it was not used anymore from the 14th century on, it is now part of the arms of Dachau in order to symbolise, that Dachau is an old part of the Bavarian state. In the upper part of the arms the blue and white checkered pattern of Bavaria is displayed.

Towns and municipalities[edit]

Towns Municipalities
  1. Dachau
  1. Altomünster
  2. Bergkirchen
  3. Erdweg
  4. Haimhausen
  5. Hebertshausen
  6. Hilgertshausen-Tandern
  7. Karlsfeld
  1. Markt Indersdorf
  2. Odelzhausen
  3. Petershausen
  4. Pfaffenhofen an der Glonn
  5. Röhrmoos
  6. Schwabhausen
  7. Sulzemoos
  8. Vierkirchen
  9. Weichs

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Coordinates: 48°15′N 11°25′E / 48.25°N 11.42°E / 48.25; 11.42