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Coordinates: 49°28′N 12°25′E / 49.467°N 12.417°E / 49.467; 12.417Coordinates: 49°28′N 12°25′E / 49.467°N 12.417°E / 49.467; 12.417
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Schwandorf
  Mayor Heinz Weigl (Parteilose Wählergruppe)
  Total 62.41 km2 (24.10 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 4,948
  Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 92526
Dialling codes 0 96 71
Vehicle registration SAD, BUL, NAB, NEN, OVI, ROD
Website www.oberviechtach.de

Oberviechtach (German pronunciation: [oːbɐˈfiːçtax]) is a town in the district of Schwandorf, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 31 km southeast of Weiden in der Oberpfalz, and 27 km 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 was chartered in 1337.[2]


  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.
  2. Columbia-Lippincott Gazeteer. 1952 Edition. p. 1362.

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