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 (2013)
 • Total 51,009
 • Density 150/km2 (390/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 51,009 (as of 31 December 2013). 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 2013)[1]
Area, km²
Alberswil 604 3.6
Altbüron 979 6.8
Altishofen 1,570 5.7
Dagmersellen 5,095 23.9
Ebersecken 402 8.6
Egolzwil 1,329 4.2
Ettiswil 2,535 12.5
Fischbach 709 8.1
Gettnau 1,035 6.0
Grossdietwil 836 10.2
Hergiswil bei Willisau 1,860 31.3
Luthern 1,330 37.9
Menznau 2,892 30.4
Nebikon 2,472 3.7
Pfaffnau 2,260 17.6
Reiden 6,763 27.0
Roggliswil 635 6.2
Schötz 3,942 15.34
Ufhusen 862 12.3
Wauwil 1,874 2.9
Wikon 1,440 8.3
Willisau 7,554 41.2
Zell 2,031 13.9
Total 51,009 336.99[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 Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  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