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Coat of arms of Kapfenberg
Coat of arms
Kapfenberg is located in Austria
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283
Country Austria
State Styria
District Bruck-Mürzzuschlag
 • Mayor Brigitte Schwarz (SPÖ)
 • Total 61.2 km2 (23.6 sq mi)
Elevation 502 m (1,647 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 21,503
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8605
Area code 03862
Vehicle registration BM
Website www.kapfenberg.at

Kapfenberg, with around 22,000 inhabitants is the third largest city in Styria, Austria, near Bruck an der Mur. The town's landmark is Burg Oberkapfenberg. Main employer in the city of Kapfenberg was and still is the steel manufacturer Böhler.

The town has a swimming complex, a football stadium (Franz Fekete Stadium) used by the football club Kapfenberger SV and an ice rink. With the Kapfenberg Bulls, the city has a team in the Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga, the highest professional basketball league in Austria.

In 1970, Kapfenberg hosted the European Team Chess Championship, which was won by the Soviet Union.

View of Kapfenberg from Schlossberg


External links[edit]

Media related to Kapfenberg at Wikimedia Commons