Hausach

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Hausach
Hausach.jpg
Coat of arms of Hausach
Coat of arms
Hausach   is located in Germany
Hausach
Hausach
Coordinates: 48°17′07″N 08°10′47″E / 48.28528°N 8.17972°E / 48.28528; 8.17972Coordinates: 48°17′07″N 08°10′47″E / 48.28528°N 8.17972°E / 48.28528; 8.17972
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Ortenaukreis
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Wöhrle
Area
 • Total 36.07 km2 (13.93 sq mi)
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,746
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 77756
Dialling codes 07831
Vehicle registration OG bis 1973 WOL
Website www.hausach.de

Hausach is a town in the Ortenaukreis, in western Baden-Württemberg, Germany, first mentioned in 1259. The ruin of Husen Castle built around 1220 towering above the town is a landmark and part of Hausachs slogan "Stadt unter der Burg" (Town under the castle).

Geography[edit]

Hausach is located in the Kinzig river valley, approximately 32 km east of the river Rhine between Offenburg and Wolfach. The river Kinzig starts in the Black Forest near Loßburg and meets the Rhine near Kehl just opposite of Strasbourg.

Politics[edit]

The town council has 18 seats. The last election on May 25th 2014 gave the Freie Wähler as well as the CDU 6 of them. The SPD took 4 seats, and the Grüne 2.[2]

Coat of Arms[edit]

Hausach's coat of arms displays the red framework of a gable roof on silver ground.

International relations[edit]

Hausach is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ "Wahlergebnis Hausach 2014" (in German). Offenburger Tageblatt (Local Newspaper). Retrieved 9 Feb 2016. 

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