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Vohenstrauß (or Vohenstrauss) is a town in Germany, located in the north-eastern part of the Bavarian region Upper Palatinate. The town is situated in the district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab. It is the birthplace of Heribert Illig.

Vohenstrauß
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vohenstrauß
Coat of arms
Location of Vohenstrauß within Neustadt a.d.Waldnaab district
Vohenstrauß in NEW.svg
Vohenstrauß is located in Germany
Vohenstrauß
Vohenstrauß
Vohenstrauß is located in Bavaria
Vohenstrauß
Vohenstrauß
Coordinates: 49°37′N 12°20′E / 49.617°N 12.333°E / 49.617; 12.333Coordinates: 49°37′N 12°20′E / 49.617°N 12.333°E / 49.617; 12.333
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictNeustadt a.d.Waldnaab
Government
 • MayorAndreas Wutzlhofer (CSU)
Area
 • Total74.07 km2 (28.60 sq mi)
Elevation
450-650 m (−1,700 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,398
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
92648
Dialling codes09651
Vehicle registrationNEW, ESB, VOH
Websitewww.vohenstrauss.de

DistrictsEdit

Altenstadt bei Vohenstrauß, Böhmischbruck, Oberlind, Kaimling, Roggenstein, Waldau

MayorsEdit

[2]

  • 1945: F. X. Wittmann
  • 1945–1948: Karl Ries
  • 1948–1952: Erhard Wagner
  • 1952–1966: Hans Fuchs
  • 1966–1972: Otto Ries
  • 1972–1984: Max Steger
  • 1984–1986: Ernst Eichl
  • 1986–1994: Franz Pausch (temporary because E. Eichl was ill, elected in 1988)
  • 1994–2008: Josef Zilbauer
  • since May 2008: Andreas Wutzlhofer

SportEdit

The towns association football club, SpVgg Vohenstrauß, experienced its greatests success between 1969 and 1974 when it played for five seasons in the third division Bayernliga.

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

 
Franz Volkmar Reinhard around 1790

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vohenstrau%C3%9F&action=edit&section=10

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