Oberviechtach

Oberviechtach (German: [oːbɐˈfiːçtax] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in the district of Schwandorf, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 31 km (19 mi) southeast of Weiden in der Oberpfalz, and 27 km (17 mi) 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
Aerial view
Aerial view
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°27′N 12°25′E / 49.450°N 12.417°E / 49.450; 12.417Coordinates: 49°27′N 12°25′E / 49.450°N 12.417°E / 49.450; 12.417
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictSchwandorf
Government
 • MayorRudolf Teplitzky Jr. (Ind.)
Area
 • Total62.41 km2 (24.10 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,051
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
92526
Dialling codes0 96 71
Vehicle registrationSAD, BUL, NAB, NEN, OVI, ROD
Websitewww.oberviechtach.de

Oberviechtach was chartered and given market rights by Count Palatine Rudolf II and Ruprecht I on May 5, 1337.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer. 1952 Edition. p. 1362.
  3. ^ "Geschichte". oberviechtach.de. Retrieved 2019-12-18.