Arriach

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Arriach
Arriach.jpg
Coat of arms of Arriach
Coat of arms
Arriach is located in Austria
Arriach
Arriach
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°45′N 13°51′E / 46.750°N 13.850°E / 46.750; 13.850Coordinates: 46°45′N 13°51′E / 46.750°N 13.850°E / 46.750; 13.850
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Villach-Land
Government
 • Mayor Karl-Gerfried Müller (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 70.77 km2 (27.32 sq mi)
Elevation 876 m (2,874 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,378
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9543
Area code 04247
Website www.arriach.at

Arriach (Slovene: Arjoh ) is a municipality in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Geography[edit]

It consists of the four Katastralgemeinden: Arriach, Innerteuchen, Laastadt, and Sauerwald.

Situated within the Nock Mountains range of the Central Eastern Alps, about 20 km in the north of the city of Villach, Arriach houses the geographical centre of the state of Carinthia. The economy of the commune mainly depends on tourism.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Bad Kleinkirchheim Reichenau Gnesau
Afritz am See Windrose klein.png Himmelberg
Treffen Steindorf

History[edit]

Arriach was first mentioned in a 1207 deed as Ovriach.

Religion[edit]

According to a 2001 census 68.8% of the population were Protestants, which is the highest percentage of all Carinthian municipalities. Therefore the Four Evangelists parish church, erected in 1903, is the largest Protestant church building in mainly Catholic Carinthia. Furthermore Arriach's coat of arms depicts an Eucharist chalice and a Luther rose.

A smaller Catholic church dedicated to Sts. Philipp and Jakob from about 1200 stands nearby. Arriach also features several historic rustic log homes preserved in quite good condition.

Twin town[edit]

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