|• Mayor||Ladislav Straka|
|• Total||54.83 km2 (21.17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||164 m (538 ft)|
|• Density||66/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The original Latin name Lanczhut and the German name Landshut meant "land guard", referring to its location on the border between Austria and Kingdom of Hungary. The Czech name is transcription of the original name.
Lanžhot is situated in the Lower Morava Valley. The municipal territory is located on the border with Austria and Slovakia. The eastern border (with Slovakia) is formed by the Morava and the western border (with Austria) is partly formed by the Thaya. Their confluence forms the tripoint of the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia. Other notable watercourses in Lanžhot are Kyjovka and Svodnice.
The first written mention of Lanžhot is from 1384.
The D2 motorway goes through Lanžhot. There are two road border crossings and one rail border crossing with Slovakia.
- Edmund von Krieghammer (1832–1906), Austrian general
- Antonín Bartoš (1910–1998), soldier and resistance fighter
Twin towns – sister cities
- Rabensburg, Austria