Sursee District

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Sursee District

Wahlkreis Sursee
District
Location of Sursee District
Country  Switzerland
Canton Luzern
CapitalSursee
Area
 • Total287.74 km2 (111.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total74,131
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipalities19

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 74,131 (as of 31 December 2017). 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 2017)[1]
Area, km²
Beromünster 6,478 42.12
Büron 2,444 5.37
Buttisholz 3,287 16.71
Eich 1,632 9.22
Geuensee 2,911 6.47
Grosswangen 3,273 19.70
Hildisrieden 2,275 7.04
Knutwil 2,182 9.74
Mauensee 1,488 45.10
Neuenkirch 7,104 26.25
Nottwil 3,848 14.83
Oberkirch 4,679 9.10
Rickenbach 3,254 11.85
Ruswil 6,856 45.3
Schenkon 2,862 6.8
Schlierbach 878 7.2
Sempach 4,128 8.95
Sursee 9,900 5.9
Triengen 4,652 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. ^ "STAT-TAB – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit" (online database) (official site) (in German and French). Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Federal Statistical Office - FSO. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. ^ LUSTAT-Canton of Lucerne Statistical Office as of 2000 survey, (in German) accessed 25 August 2009
  3. ^ a b Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz Archived 2015-11-13 at the Wayback Machine (in German) accessed 9 February 2013

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