Oberviechtach (German pronunciation: [oːbɐˈfiːçtax]) is a town in the district of Schwandorf, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 31 km southeast of Weiden in der Oberpfalz, and 27 km northeast of Schwandorf. It is famous for being the birthplace of Johann Andreas Eisenbarth. The name comes from pine (Fichte) which is also represented on the coat of arms of the town.

Oberviechtach
Coat of arms of Oberviechtach
Coat of arms
Location of Oberviechtach within Schwandorf district
Oberviechtach in SAD.svg
Oberviechtach is located in Germany
Oberviechtach
Oberviechtach
Oberviechtach is located in Bavaria
Oberviechtach
Oberviechtach
Coordinates: 49°28′N 12°25′E / 49.467°N 12.417°E / 49.467; 12.417Coordinates: 49°28′N 12°25′E / 49.467°N 12.417°E / 49.467; 12.417
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictSchwandorf
Government
 • MayorHeinz Weigl (Parteilose Wählergruppe)
Area
 • Total62.41 km2 (24.10 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,030
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
92526
Dialling codes0 96 71
Vehicle registrationSAD, BUL, NAB, NEN, OVI, ROD
Websitewww.oberviechtach.de

Oberviechtach was chartered in 1337.[2]

Oberviechtach (2012)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer. 1952 Edition. p. 1362.