Hochdorf District

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Hochdorf District
Wahlkreis Hochdorf
District
Location of Hochdorf District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Luzern
Capital Hochdorf
Area
 • Total 183.95 km2 (71.02 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 70,964
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 14

Hochdorf District was one of the five Ämtern, or districts, of the German-speaking Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. Its capital is the town of Hochdorf. It has a population of 70,964 (as of 31 December 2015). In 2013 the name was changed from Amt Hochdorf to Wahlkreis Hochdorf as part of a reorganization of the Canton. A sixth Wahlkreis was created, but in Hochdorf everything else remained essentially unchanged.

Hochdorf District consists of the following fourteen municipalities:

Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[1]
Area, km²
Aesch 1,088 5.80
Altwis 416 2.93
Ballwil 2,748 8.77
Emmen 29,723 20.37
Ermensee 892 5.69
Eschenbach 3,658 13.21
Hitzkirch 5,152 24.62
Hochdorf 9,725 9.6
Hohenrain 2,539 23.4
Inwil 2,427 10.32
Rain 2,541 9.42
Römerswil 1,706 17.39
Rothenburg 7,337 15.50
Schongau 1,012 12.43
Total 70,964 183.95[2]a
^a 1992/97 survey gives a total area of 177.50 km2 (68.53 sq mi) without including certain large lakes, while the 2000 survey includes lakes and gives the higher value.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2016
  2. ^ LUSTAT-Canton of Lucerne Statistical Office as of 2000 survey, (in German) accessed 25 August 2009

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Coordinates: 47°10′N 8°17′E / 47.167°N 8.283°E / 47.167; 8.283