Vacha
Town hall
Location of Vacha within Wartburgkreis district
Vacha
Vacha
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
 • Mayor (2018–24) Martin Müller[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total44.41 km2 (17.15 sq mi)
Elevation
223 m (732 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total5,055
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
36404
Dialling codes036962
Vehicle registrationWAK
Websitewww.vacha.de

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.

History

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

Sons and daughters of the city

Georg Witzel
Georg Witzel

References

  1. ^ Gewählte Bürgermeister - aktuelle Landesübersicht, Freistaat Thüringen, accessed 14 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2020". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.