Keutschach am See

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Keutschach am See
Keutschach Pfarrkirche heilier Georg Kirchturmspitze 19062010 31.jpg
Coat of arms of Keutschach am See
Coat of arms
Keutschach am See is located in Austria
Keutschach am See
Keutschach am See
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°35′N 14°11′E / 46.583°N 14.183°E / 46.583; 14.183Coordinates: 46°35′N 14°11′E / 46.583°N 14.183°E / 46.583; 14.183
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Klagenfurt-Land
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Oleschko
Area
 • Total 28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Elevation 535 m (1,755 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 2,433
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9074
Area code 04273
Website Tourism-Homepage Official Homepage

Keutschach am See (Slovene: Hodiše ob jezeru) is a municipality in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies in a glacial valley between the Wörthersee Lake and Mt. Pyramidenkogel on the north and the summits of the Sattnitz range on the south. It lies on the east bank of the Keutschacher See, about 15 km (9.3 mi) west of the state capital Klagenfurt. Other nearby lakes include Hafnersee, Baßgeigensee, and Rauschelesee. Large parts of the valley since 1970 form a protected landscape area.

Population[edit]

According to the 2001 census 5.6% of the population are Carinthian Slovenes.

Village (German) Village (Slovenian) Number of people 1991 Percent of Slovenes 1991 Percent of Slovenes 1951
Dobein Dobajna 38 26.3% 81.0%
Höflein Dvorec 138 10.1% 96.1%
Plaschischen Plašišče 106 14.2% 51.9%
Plescherken Plešerka 188 23.9% 28.7%
Pertitschach Prtiče 150 13.3% 81.5%
Rauth Rut 236 14.8% 76.3%
St.Margarethen Šmarjeta 64 12.1% 92.3%
St.Nikolai Šmiklavž 61 19.7% 97.6%
Keutschach Hodiše 260 4.2% 38.8%
Leisbach Ležbe 96 1% 59.7%
Linden Lipa 121 4.1% 81.9%

History[edit]

New Castle, seat of the municipal office

Chodesach in the Duchy of Carinthia was first mentioned in a 1150 deed. The estates were the ancestral seat of the Keutschach noble family, documented since 1299, whose most noted scion was Leonhard von Keutschach (c.1442–1519), Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg from 1495 until his death. In the early 16th century, the dynasty had a Renaissance castle erected, which later was replaced by a nearby Baroque building, called the "New Castle" (Neues Schloss), finished in 1679 and rebuilt under the Orsini-Rosenberg noble family in the 18th century.

Politics[edit]

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

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Keutschach is twinned with:

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