Hollabrunn

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Hollabrunn
Coat of arms of Hollabrunn
Coat of arms
Hollabrunn is located in Austria
Hollabrunn
Hollabrunn
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°34′N 16°6′E / 48.567°N 16.100°E / 48.567; 16.100Coordinates: 48°34′N 16°6′E / 48.567°N 16.100°E / 48.567; 16.100
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Hollabrunn
Government
 • Mayor Erwin Bernreiter
Area
 • Total 152.38 km2 (58.83 sq mi)
Elevation 236 m (774 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 11,563
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2020
Area code 02952
Website www.hollabrunn.gv.at
The parish church of Hollabrunn

Hollabrunn is a district capital town in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, on the Göllersbach river.

History[edit]

The surroundings of Hollabrunn were first settled in neolithic times. Around 300 B.C. one of the most significant La Tène culture cities in central Europe briefly flourished on the southern slopes of the Sandberg hill at Roseldorf close to the village of Platt, a few kilometers to the northwest of Hollabrunn.

On November 16, 1805, the nearby town of Schöngrabern was the site of a battle between the French Napoleonic troops under Joachim Murat (including general Nicolas Charles Oudinot, who was wounded) and the Russian general Pyotr Bagration (who was protecting Kutuzov's retreat north).

People[edit]

Sources and references[edit]

  • Nouveau Larousse illustré, undated, early 20th century, in French