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Coat of arms of Dachau
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Dachau
482 m (1,581 ft)
 • Total 47,721
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes 08131
Vehicle registration DAH

Dachau is a city in the south of Germany, about 20 km (12.4 mi) north-west of Munich. It has about 40,000 inhabitants. The town contains a historic town centre with an 18th century castle.

Dachau was founded in the 8th century. In 1933, a concentration camp was built in Dachau. It was the first camp of the Nazis and became the prototype for all other camps. More than 30,000 prisoners died, or were killed.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Campo de concentración de Dachau para niños

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