Hohenthurn

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Hohenthurn
Hohenthurn mit Dobratsch 20052007 03.jpg
Coat of arms of Hohenthurn
Coat of arms
Hohenthurn is located in Austria
Hohenthurn
Hohenthurn
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°34′N 13°38′E / 46.567°N 13.633°E / 46.567; 13.633Coordinates: 46°34′N 13°38′E / 46.567°N 13.633°E / 46.567; 13.633
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Villach-Land
Government
 • Mayor Florian Tschinderle (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 27.16 km2 (10.49 sq mi)
Elevation 620 m (2,030 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 823
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9613
Area code 04256
Website www.hohenthurn.at

Hohenthurn (Slovene: Straja vas) is a municipality in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Geography[edit]

Hohenthurn is situated in the valley of the Gail river on the northern slope of the Carnic Alps at the border with Italy. It comprises the Katastralgemeinden of Hohenthurn and Dreulach (Drevlje).

History[edit]

The municipality was the site of a prehistoric Hallstatt settlement as well as of a Roman watchtower, which is depicted in the coat of arms. However Hohenthurn (Hoher Turm, i.e. "High tower"), first mentioned in a 1253 deed as Göströsdorf, probably derived its name from the steeple of the Gothic St. Cyriacus parish church.

The Carinthian Slovene priest and activist Matija Majar from 1851 until 1867 served at the Holy Name of Mary parish church in the hamlet of Göriach.

Politics[edit]

Seats in the municipal council (Gemeinderat) as of 2009 elections:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Hohenthurn is twinned with:

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