Völkershausen

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Völkershausen
Ortsteil of Vacha
Coat of arms of Völkershausen
Coat of arms
Völkershausen   is located in Germany
Völkershausen
Völkershausen
Coordinates: 50°47′55″N 10°2′45″E / 50.79861°N 10.04583°E / 50.79861; 10.04583Coordinates: 50°47′55″N 10°2′45″E / 50.79861°N 10.04583°E / 50.79861; 10.04583
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Wartburgkreis
Town Vacha
Area
 • Total 14.19 km2 (5.48 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)
 • Total 1,176
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 36404
Dialling codes 036962
Vehicle registration WAK

Völkershausen is a village and a former municipality in the Wartburgkreis district of Thuringia, Germany. Since 31 December 2013, it is part of the town Vacha.

In 13 March 1989, it was struck by an earthquake of magnitude 5.6, which was triggered by an explosion in the salt mine "Merkers". Several buildings, including the Church and the kindergarten, were damaged and had to be newly built. People were not hurt seriously.

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