Leithaprodersdorf

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Leithaprodersdorf
Coat of arms of Leithaprodersdorf
Coat of arms
Leithaprodersdorf is located in Austria
Leithaprodersdorf
Leithaprodersdorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°56′N 16°29′E / 47.933°N 16.483°E / 47.933; 16.483Coordinates: 47°56′N 16°29′E / 47.933°N 16.483°E / 47.933; 16.483
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Eisenstadt-Umgebung
Government
 • Mayor Matthias Heinschink
Area
 • Total 18.9 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Elevation 196 m (643 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 1,169
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2443

Leithaprodersdorf, also (Leitha-Prodersdorf; Croatian: Lajtaproderštof, Hungarian: Lajtapordány, Lajtha-Pordány) is an Austrian town located in the Eisenstadt-Umgebung district of the state of Burgenland. The town is located on Burgenland's northern border with Lower Austria, near the state capital of Eisenstadt.

History[edit]

Although the first historical mention of Leithaprodersdorf was in 1232, there is evidence of habitation in the area which predates the historical mention by several hundred years, dating back to the time of the Roman Empire. Previous archaeological expeditions have noted that the area around Leithaprodersdorf was heavily settled in ancient Roman times. Ancient archaeological finds in the area include two large estates and a watchtower. Additionally, the estates' graveyards have also been discovered, with some graves and even a few grave stones still intact. The names on the extant gravestones are Celtic-Roman in nature and are thought to date from between the 1st and 3rd centuries. Additionally, a burial site adorned with a cross dates from the 8th century. However, the largest and most visible evidence of the village's early history is the "G'Schlößl," a structure consisting of three concentric rings of walls and ditches, built in the 13th century out of the ruins of the Roman watchtower, and used as a dike to protect against flooding of the Leitha River.

The city later belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and because of its policy of Magyarization, the name of the settlement was changed to Lajtapordány. After the end of World War I, the city was transferred to the newly split country of Austria. Since 1921, it has been a part of Burgenland province.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 749 —    
1880 812 +8.4%
1890 829 +2.1%
1900 809 −2.4%
1910 821 +1.5%
1923 834 +1.6%
1934 841 +0.8%
1939 842 +0.1%
1951 857 +1.8%
1961 882 +2.9%
1971 973 +10.3%
1981 989 +1.6%
1991 1,043 +5.5%
2001 1,181 +13.2%
2011 1,155 −2.2%

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References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.