Vacha is a town in the Wartburgkreis district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated on the river Werra, 15 km west of Bad Salzungen, and 23 km east of Bad Hersfeld.

Vacha
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vacha
Coat of arms
Location of Vacha within Wartburgkreis district
Vacha in WAK.png
Vacha is located in Germany
Vacha
Vacha
Vacha is located in Thuringia
Vacha
Vacha
Coordinates: 50°49′44″N 10°1′17″E / 50.82889°N 10.02139°E / 50.82889; 10.02139Coordinates: 50°49′44″N 10°1′17″E / 50.82889°N 10.02139°E / 50.82889; 10.02139
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictWartburgkreis
Subdivisions18
Government
 • MayorMartin Müller (CDU)
Area
 • Total44.41 km2 (17.15 sq mi)
Elevation
223 m (732 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,173
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
36404
Dialling codes036962
Vehicle registrationWAK
Websitehttp://www.vacha.de

HistoryEdit

Within the German Empire (1871-1918), Vacha was part of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

 
Georg Witzel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.