Leobersdorf

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Leobersdorf
Coat of arms of Leobersdorf
Coat of arms
Leobersdorf is located in Austria
Leobersdorf
Leobersdorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°55′N 16°13′E / 47.917°N 16.217°E / 47.917; 16.217Coordinates: 47°55′N 16°13′E / 47.917°N 16.217°E / 47.917; 16.217
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Baden
Government
 • Mayor Anton Bosch
Area
 • Total 12.34 km2 (4.76 sq mi)
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 4,850
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2544
Area code 02256
Website www.leobersdorf.at

Leobersdorf is a town in the Baden district of Lower Austria, Austria.

History[edit]

Early settlements[edit]

First indices of settlement in the area date back to 3000 BC.

Around 350 BC Celtic settlers found Noricum. From their word Tristis, which means rushing or dangerous, derived the name for the river Triesting which flows through Leobersdorf.

About 15 a.d. Noricum was taken peacefully by the Romans. Most probably they built a watchtower where now the church is standing.

Name[edit]

Leobersdorf was first named in the Bayrische Traditionsbücher (Bavarian Traditionbooks) as Liubetsendorf around 1165 / 1174. This name possibly derives from the old-Slavic name Ljubac or the Celtic word Lewer or Loben, which means Border- or Gravehill.

The name changed over time. In 1311 it was Lewbesdorf, 1350 Leubesdorf and finally, 1588, Leobersdorf.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,762 —    
1880 1,939 +10.0%
1890 2,702 +39.4%
1900 3,558 +31.7%
1910 4,075 +14.5%
1923 3,969 −2.6%
1934 3,784 −4.7%
1939 3,793 +0.2%
1951 3,515 −7.3%
1961 3,396 −3.4%
1971 3,561 +4.9%
1981 3,486 −2.1%
1991 3,751 +7.6%
2001 4,145 +10.5%
2011 4,661 +12.4%

Famous people[edit]

Ing. Viktor Kaplan worked at the Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik from 1901 to 1903 and developed his idea of the Kaplan turbine there.

References[edit]

External links[edit]