Maria Enzersdorf

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Maria Enzersdorf
Coat of arms of Maria Enzersdorf
Coat of arms
Maria Enzersdorf is located in Austria
Maria Enzersdorf
Maria Enzersdorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°6′N 16°17′E / 48.100°N 16.283°E / 48.100; 16.283Coordinates: 48°6′N 16°17′E / 48.100°N 16.283°E / 48.100; 16.283
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Mödling
Government
 • Mayor Edeltraud Obner
Area
 • Total 5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Elevation 225 m (738 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 8,647
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 2344, 2346
Area code 02236
Website www.mariaenzersdorf.gv.at

Maria Enzersdorf is a town in the district of Mödling in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

There are several castles and ruins in the forests surrounding Maria Enzersdorf, including Liechtenstein Castle and the Schwarzer Turm (Black Tower) in the surrounding forest and Schloss Hunyadi in the town itself.

History[edit]

Maria Enzersdorf was most likely settled by the Romans and the Celts. It is mentioned for the first time in the 12th century. During this time period was also when Liechtenstein Castle was constructed as a fortress against Eastern (Ottoman) enemies.

The town was destroyed in 1529 and 1683 by the first and second Turkish sieges.

From 1938 to 1954, the town was part of Vienna's 24th district.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1961 3,825 —    
1971 8,120 +112.3%
1981 9,148 +12.7%
1991 8,594 −6.1%
2001 8,202 −4.6%
2011 8,718 +6.3%

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