Griffen, Austria

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Griffen
Coat of arms of Griffen
Coat of arms
Griffen is located in Austria
Griffen
Griffen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°42′N 14°44′E / 46.700°N 14.733°E / 46.700; 14.733Coordinates: 46°42′N 14°44′E / 46.700°N 14.733°E / 46.700; 14.733
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Völkermarkt
Government
 • Mayor Josef Müller
Area
 • Total 74.74 km2 (28.86 sq mi)
Elevation 484 m (1,588 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 3,506
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9112
Area code 04233
Website www.griffen.at

Griffen (Slovene: Grebinj) is a town in the district of Völkermarkt in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Geography[edit]

Griffen lies in the Jaun valley between the Klagenfurt basin and the Lavant valley.

Sights[edit]

It is the home of the Griffen Abbey.

Personalities[edit]

It is the birthplace of Austrian writer Peter Handke.

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