Deutsch Jahrndorf

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Deutsch Jahrndorf
Coat of arms of Deutsch Jahrndorf
Coat of arms
Deutsch Jahrndorf is located in Austria
Deutsch Jahrndorf
Deutsch Jahrndorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°1′N 17°6′E / 48.017°N 17.100°E / 48.017; 17.100Coordinates: 48°1′N 17°6′E / 48.017°N 17.100°E / 48.017; 17.100
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Neusiedl am See
Government
 • Mayor Reinhold Reif (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 611
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2423

Deutsch Jahrndorf (Hungarian: Németjárfalu, Német-Járfalu) is a municipality in the district of Neusiedl am See, in the Austrian state of Burgenland. It is within a few kilometres of the borders of both Hungary and Slovakia. Deutsch Jahrndorf is the easternmost municipality of Austria, at 17 degrees eastern longitude, and the easternmost commune of the German Sprachraum.

History[edit]

With Burgenland, the former Hungarian village passed to the Republic of Austria after World War I. During the Cold War, or from shortly after World War II until the Revolutions of 1989, Deutsch Jahrndorf was the easternmost community in Central Europe with a Western market economy. It lies farther to the east than all of the former East Germany and is farther east than parts of Poland and parts of what were then Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, all of which were communist countries behind the "Iron Curtain".[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 767 —    
1880 834 +8.7%
1890 862 +3.4%
1900 960 +11.4%
1910 923 −3.9%
1923 977 +5.9%
1934 1,165 +19.2%
1939 1,343 +15.3%
1951 1,132 −15.7%
1961 889 −21.5%
1971 745 −16.2%
1981 670 −10.1%
1991 643 −4.0%
2001 567 −11.8%
2011 608 +7.2%

Politics[edit]

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2007 elections:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Deutsch Jahrndorf is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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