Mönichkirchen

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Mönichkirchen
Coat of arms of Mönichkirchen
Coat of arms
Mönichkirchen is located in Austria
Mönichkirchen
Mönichkirchen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°30′N 16°2′E / 47.500°N 16.033°E / 47.500; 16.033Coordinates: 47°30′N 16°2′E / 47.500°N 16.033°E / 47.500; 16.033
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Neunkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Graf
Area
 • Total 16.29 km2 (6.29 sq mi)
Elevation 967 m (3,173 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 602
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2872
Area code 02649
Website www.moenichkirchen.at

Mönichkirchen is a market town in the district of Neunkirchen in the south of the Austrian state of Lower Austria with a population of 607 inhabitants (1.1.2013).

Geography[edit]

Mönichkirchen is situated on the east side of the Wechsel mountain in the south-east Industrieviertel near the border to Styria. The aerea of the village is 16,27 km². 68,34% of the area is forested.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 479 —    
1880 546 +14.0%
1890 540 −1.1%
1900 526 −2.6%
1910 615 +16.9%
1923 579 −5.9%
1934 662 +14.3%
1939 646 −2.4%
1951 669 +3.6%
1961 752 +12.4%
1971 782 +4.0%
1981 741 −5.2%
1991 721 −2.7%
2001 623 −13.6%
2011 597 −4.2%

Sports Activities[edit]

Skiing and hiking resort around Mönichkirchen

There are two sports clubs at Mönichkirchen:

  • Winter sports club Mönichkirchen
  • Soccer club FC Mönichkirchen

Around the village of Mönichkirchen there is a skiing resort that is joined by several lifts to the adjacent skiing resort of Mariensee (village of Aspangberg-Sankt Peter). The total length of skislopes of both resorts is about 13 km. Both villages together are running three chair lifts and one drag lift.
During summer the region is commonly used for hiking and climbing.

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