Hausach is a town in the Ortenaukreis, in western Baden-Württemberg, Germany, first mentioned in 1259. The ruin of Husen Castle built around 1220 towering above the town is a landmark and part of Hausachs slogan "Stadt unter der Burg" (Town under the castle).

Hausach
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Coat of arms of Hausach
Coat of arms
Location of Hausach within Ortenaukreis district
Hausach in OG.svg
Hausach is located in Germany
Hausach
Hausach
Hausach is located in Baden-Württemberg
Hausach
Hausach
Coordinates: 48°17′07″N 08°10′47″E / 48.28528°N 8.17972°E / 48.28528; 8.17972Coordinates: 48°17′07″N 08°10′47″E / 48.28528°N 8.17972°E / 48.28528; 8.17972
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictOrtenaukreis
Government
 • MayorManfred Wöhrle
Area
 • Total36.07 km2 (13.93 sq mi)
Elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,768
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
77756
Dialling codes07831
Vehicle registrationOG bis 1973 WOL
Websitewww.hausach.de

GeographyEdit

Hausach is located in the Kinzig river valley, approximately 32 km east of the river Rhine between Offenburg and Wolfach. The river Kinzig starts in the Black Forest near Loßburg and meets the Rhine near Kehl just opposite of Strasbourg.

PoliticsEdit

The town council has 18 seats. The last election on May 25th 2014 gave the Freie Wähler as well as the CDU 6 of them. The SPD took 4 seats, and the Grüne 2.[2]

Coat of ArmsEdit

Hausach's coat of arms displays the red framework of a gable roof on silver ground.

International relationsEdit

Hausach is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Wahlergebnis Hausach 2014" (in German). Offenburger Tageblatt (Local Newspaper). Retrieved 9 Feb 2016.

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