Frauenkirchen

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Frauenkirchen
Frauenkirchen.jpg
Coat of arms of Frauenkirchen
Coat of arms
Frauenkirchen is located in Austria
Frauenkirchen
Frauenkirchen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°50′N 16°55′E / 47.833°N 16.917°E / 47.833; 16.917Coordinates: 47°50′N 16°55′E / 47.833°N 16.917°E / 47.833; 16.917
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Neusiedl am See
Government
 • Mayor Josef Ziniel
Area
 • Total 31.9 km2 (12.3 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 2,830
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7132
Website www.frauenkirchen.net

Frauenkirchen (Hungarian: Boldogasszony, Fertőboldogasszony, Fertő-Boldogasszony) is an Austrian town in the district of Neusiedl am See, Burgenland.

History[edit]

The community of Frauenkirchen, like the rest of Burgenland, belonged to Hungary (German-West Hungary) until 1920/21. From 1898 onwards, it was forced to change its name to the Hungarian Fertőboldogasszony because of the politics of Magyarization by the Budapest government. After the end of the First World War, the territory of German-West Hungary was given to Austria by the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon. Since 1921, the town has belonged to the newly founded State of Burgenland.

Frauenkirchen was once one of the so-called seven communities (Siebengemeinden) of Jews in Burgenland. The Jews of Burgenland (along with the Roma and Sinti) were persecuted and wiped out by the Nazis between 1938 and 1945. A Jewish cemetery in the village memorializes the presence of a Jewish community here prior to the Holocaust.

Frauenkirchen has been a municipality since 1982 (through VO 5).

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 2,571 —    
1880 2,902 +12.9%
1890 2,789 −3.9%
1900 2,829 +1.4%
1910 2,732 −3.4%
1923 2,846 +4.2%
1934 3,311 +16.3%
1939 2,850 −13.9%
1951 2,979 +4.5%
1961 2,812 −5.6%
1971 2,749 −2.2%
1981 2,668 −2.9%
1991 2,634 −1.3%
2001 2,856 +8.4%
2011 2,831 −0.9%

Politics[edit]

Mayor Josef Ziniel is a member of the SPÖ, Vice-Mayor Franz Wegleitner is of the ÖVP, and the Chief Officer is Erika Siebler.

The mandate assignments in the Municipal Council (23 seats) is SPÖ 14, ÖVP 6, FPÖ 0, Grüne 0, and other lists 3, as of 2008.

Personalities[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.