Willisau District

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Willisau District
Wahlkreis Willisau
District
Location of Willisau District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Luzern
Capital Willisau
Area
 • Total 336.99 km2 (130.11 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 52,594
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 23

Willisau District is one of the five districts (German: Ämter), of the German-speaking Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. Its capital is the town of Willisau. It has a population of 52,594 (as of 31 December 2015). In 2013 the name was changed from Amt Willisau to Wahlkreis Willisau as part of a reorganization of the Canton. A sixth Wahlkreis was created, but in Willisau everything else remained essentially unchanged.

Willisau District consists of the following municipalities:

Municipality Population
(31 December 2015)[1]
Area, km²
Alberswil 656 3.6
Altbüron 986 6.8
Altishofen 1,555 5.7
Dagmersellen 5,234 23.9
Ebersecken 401 8.6
Egolzwil 1,420 4.2
Ettiswil 2,649 12.5
Fischbach 726 8.1
Gettnau 1,140 6.0
Grossdietwil 831 10.2
Hergiswil bei Willisau 1,887 31.3
Luthern 1,289 37.9
Menznau 2,884 30.4
Nebikon 2,565 3.7
Pfaffnau 2,529 17.6
Reiden 6,976 27.0
Roggliswil 661 6.2
Schötz 4,185 15.34
Ufhusen 892 12.3
Wauwil 1,978 2.9
Wikon 1,477 8.3
Willisau 7,676 41.2
Zell 1,997 13.9
Total 52,594 336.99[2]a
^a 1992/97 survey gives a total area of 337.45 km2 (130.29 sq mi) without including certain large lakes, while the 2000 survey includes lakes but due to other changes is slightly lower.

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

Coordinates: 47°7′N 7°59′E / 47.117°N 7.983°E / 47.117; 7.983