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Sursee District

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Country  Switzerland
Area  287.7 km²
Municipalities  19
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Capital  Sursee
Canton  Canton of Lucerne
Sursee District
Points of interest  Tropenhaus Wolhusen, Museum Sankturbanhof, Rathausmuseum Sempach, Diebenturm, Haus zum Dolder
Destinations  Beromünster, Wolhusen, Lake Hallwil, Sursee, Sempach

Sursee District is one of the five Ämtern, or districts, of the German-speaking Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. Its capital is the town of Sursee. It has a population of 71,655 (as of 31 December 2015). In 2013 the name was changed from Amt Sursee to Wahlkreis Sursee as part of a reorganization of the Canton. A sixth Wahlkreis was created, but in Sursee everything else remained essentially unchanged.


Map of Sursee District, Switzerland

Sursee District consists of the following municipalities:

^a 1992/97 survey gives a total area of 287.50 km2 (111.00 sq mi) without including certain large lakes, while the 2000 survey includes lakes and gives the higher value.

Mergers and name changes

  • On 1 January 2004 the former municipality of Schwarzenbach merged into the municipality of Beromünster.
  • On 1 January 2009 the former municipality of Gunzwil merged into the municipality of Beromünster.
  • On 1 January 2013 the former municipality of Neudorf merged into the municipality of Beromünster and the former municipality of Pfeffikon merged into the municipality of Rickenbach. The municipality of Wolhusen moved from the Sursee District to the Entlebuch District.
  • References

    Sursee District Wikipedia

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