Hausach (German: [ˈhaʊzax] (listen); Low Alemannic: Huusä) is a town in the Ortenaukreis, in western Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Hausach
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Coat of arms of Hausach
Location of Hausach within Ortenaukreis district
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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
Area
 • Total36.07 km2 (13.93 sq mi)
Elevation
238 m (781 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,759
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
77756
Dialling codes07831
Vehicle registrationOG
Websitewww.hausach.de

HistoryEdit

Hausach was founded in the 13th century, below Husen Castle. In the 14th century, it became a possession of the County of Fürstenberg, who gave the town its charter and maintained a residence in it. In 1806, Hausach was mediatized to the Grand Duchy of Baden. The town was assigned in 1813 to the district of Haslach, but in 1857 was reassigned to the district of Wolfach. In 1939, that district was reorganized as Landkreis Wolfach [de]. On 1 Jul 1971, the town of Einbach was incorporated into Hausach. As a result of the 1973 Baden-Württemberg district reform [de], Hausach was assigned to the Ortenau district.[2]

GeographyEdit

The township (Stadt) of Hausach is part of the Ortenau district of Baden-Württemberg, in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is physically located in the Central Black Forest, at the center of the valley of the Kinzig. the elevation above sea level in the municipal area ranges from a high of 945 meters (3,100 ft) Normalnull (NN) at the Brandenkopf to a low of 221 meters (725 ft) NN along the Kinzig.[2]

PoliticsEdit

Hausach has two boroughs (Stadtteile): Hausach and Einbach.[2]

The town council has 18 seats. The last election on May 25, 2014, gave the Free Voters as well as the Christian Democratic Union six of them. The Social Democratic Party took four seats, and the Greens two.[3]

Hausach twinned with Arbois, France in 1974. The 45th anniversary of that twinning was celebrated by a visit of 37 German functionaries to Arbois on 15 October 2019.[4]

Coat of ArmsEdit

Hausach's coat of arms displays half-timber framework of a gable in red on a field of white. The oldest town seals used in Hausach, dating back to 1453, used a house of timber, then stone, and then from 1655 of a half-timber design. This last symbol became the one permanently associated with Hausach by 1771.[2]

TransportationEdit

Hausach is served by the Kinzig Valley Railway and the Black Forest Railway and is connected to Germany's network of Federal highways by Bundesstraße 33 [de].[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2020" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2020] (CSV). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). June 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Hausach". LEO-BW (in German). Baden-Württemberg. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Wahlergebnis Hausach 2014". Offenburger Tageblatt [de] (in German). Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Arbois und Hausach im Herzen". Schwarzwälder Bote (in German). 15 October 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

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