Andritz (Graz)

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Saint Veit Church

Andritz (Slovene: Jendrica – "fast-flowing water") is the 12th district of Graz. It is located in the extreme north of the city. It had a population of 18,339 in 2011 and covers an area of 18.47 square kilometres.[1] The postal codes of Andritz are 8010, 8042-8046 and 8054.

History[edit]

The name Andritz was first mentioned in 1265.

Andritz's most important industry, the technology company Andritz AG, was established by Josef Körösi in 1852. The largest of its endeavors, a pulp mill, was bought by them in 1913 but which had been in existence since 1790. The company as of 2009 has 13,176 employees.

Andritz was a separate municipality until 1938, when it merged with the southern part of Weinitzen and joined Graz. The current district boundaries were set in 1946.

Points of interest[edit]

Chateau St. Veit (2008) also known as Chateau St. Gotthard.
  • Church St. Veit
  • Chateau St. Gotthard
  • Chapel of St. Ulrich

Economy[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die 17 Bezirke" (in German). City of Graz. July 1, 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°6′20″N 15°25′23″E / 47.10556°N 15.42306°E / 47.10556; 15.42306