Sursee District

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Sursee District
Wahlkreis Sursee
District
Location of Sursee District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Luzern
Capital Sursee
Area
 • Total 287.74 km2 (111.10 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 71,655
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 19

Sursee District is one of the five Ämtern, or districts, of the German-speaking Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. Its capital is the town of Sursee. It has a population of 71,655 (as of 31 December 2015). In 2013 the name was changed from Amt Sursee to Wahlkreis Sursee as part of a reorganization of the Canton. A sixth Wahlkreis was created, but in Sursee everything else remained essentially unchanged.

Sursee District consists of the following municipalities:

Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[1]
Area, km²
Beromünster 6,445 42.17
Büron 2,367 5.37
Buttisholz 3,254 16.71
Eich 1,684 9.22
Geuensee 2,843 6.47
Grosswangen 3,120 19.70
Hildisrieden 2,138 7.04
Knutwil 2,141 9.74
Mauensee 1,326 45.10
Neuenkirch 6,646 26.25
Nottwil 3,613 14.83
Oberkirch 4,316 9.10
Rickenbach 3,194 11.86
Ruswil 6,842 45.3
Schenkon 2,747 6.8
Schlierbach 819 7.2
Sempach 4,159 8.95
Sursee 9,490 5.9
Triengen 4,511 22.08
Total 72,373 287.74[2]a
^a 1992/97 survey gives a total area of 287.50 km2 (111.00 sq mi) without including certain large lakes, while the 2000 survey includes lakes and gives the higher value.

Mergers and name changes[edit]

  • On 1 January 2004 the former municipality of Schwarzenbach merged into the municipality of Beromünster.[3]
  • On 1 January 2009 the former municipality of Gunzwil merged into the municipality of Beromünster.
  • On 1 January 2013 the former municipality of Neudorf merged into the municipality of Beromünster and the former municipality of Pfeffikon merged into the municipality of Rickenbach. The municipality of Wolhusen moved from the Sursee District to the Entlebuch District.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016
  2. ^ LUSTAT-Canton of Lucerne Statistical Office as of 2000 survey, (German) accessed 25 August 2009
  3. ^ a b Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 9 February 2013

Coordinates: 47°10′N 8°6′E / 47.167°N 8.100°E / 47.167; 8.100