Waakirchen

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Waakirchen
Waakirchen
Waakirchen
Coat of arms of Waakirchen
Coat of arms
Location of Waakirchen within Miesbach district
Waakirchen in MB.svg
Waakirchen is located in Germany
Waakirchen
Waakirchen
Waakirchen is located in Bavaria
Waakirchen
Waakirchen
Coordinates: 47°46′N 11°40′E / 47.767°N 11.667°E / 47.767; 11.667Coordinates: 47°46′N 11°40′E / 47.767°N 11.667°E / 47.767; 11.667
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictMiesbach
Subdivisions7 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorJosef Hartl (FW)
Area
 • Total42.31 km2 (16.34 sq mi)
Elevation
759 m (2,490 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,801
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
83666
Dialling codes08021
Vehicle registrationMB
Websitewww.waakirchen.de

Waakirchen is a municipality in the district of Miesbach in Bavaria in Germany. At the end of World War II, Japanese American soldiers (Nisei from the 522nd_Field Artillery Battalion) rescued concentration camp victims on a death march at this village.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ USHMM photos of Waakirchen with 522nd personnel and rescued prisoners