Dürnkrut, Austria

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Dürnkrut
Durnkrut castle.jpg
Coat of arms of Dürnkrut
Coat of arms
Dürnkrut is located in Austria
Dürnkrut
Dürnkrut
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°28′N 16°51′E / 48.467°N 16.850°E / 48.467; 16.850Coordinates: 48°28′N 16°51′E / 48.467°N 16.850°E / 48.467; 16.850
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Gänserndorf
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Bauch
Area
 • Total 30.4 km2 (11.7 sq mi)
Elevation 161 m (528 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 2,261
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2263
Area code 02538
Website duernkrut.gv.at

Dürnkrut (Slovak: Kruta, Suchá Kruta, Czech: Suché Kruty) is a market town in the district of Gänserndorf in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. The Castle Dürnkrut (pictured) is the well known icon of the town. The town is largely agricultural with several noteworthy businesses. Crops grown in the flatter areas are Raps, Corn, Sunflowers and Sugar Beets. The rolling hills are planted with wine grapes by several local wine makers.

Dürnkrut is located on the March river (border with Slovakia) which occasionally floods. The last major flood was in 2006 when many houses closer to the river were flooded with 2 metres of water.[citation needed] Dürnkrut is located on the Austrian Railways Nordbahn line. In former times there was a large sugar factory that processed the sugar beets into refined sugar. It closed down many years ago, but some of the buildings still remain. The wine cellar street has many old wine cellars.

To sister town of Waidendorf is located 2 km away, and has even more focus on agriculture.

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  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.

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