Neunkirchen, Austria

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Neunkirchen
Neunkirchen noe Hauptplatz.JPG
Coat of arms of Neunkirchen
Coat of arms
Neunkirchen is located in Austria
Neunkirchen
Neunkirchen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°44′N 16°5′E / 47.733°N 16.083°E / 47.733; 16.083Coordinates: 47°44′N 16°5′E / 47.733°N 16.083°E / 47.733; 16.083
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Neunkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Osterbauer
Area
 • Total 20.28 km2 (7.83 sq mi)
Elevation 371 m (1,217 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 12,376
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2620
Area code 02635
Website www.neunkirchen.gv.at

Neunkirchen is the capital of the district of Neunkirchen in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. As of 2004 it has a population of 11,562.

It was first mentioned in 1094 as "Niuwenchirgun". The town was given city status in 1920.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 6,540 —    
1880 7,677 +17.4%
1890 9,658 +25.8%
1900 11,797 +22.1%
1910 12,920 +9.5%
1923 12,920 +0.0%
1934 12,563 −2.8%
1939 11,894 −5.3%
1951 11,615 −2.3%
1961 10,924 −5.9%
1971 10,875 −0.4%
1981 11,005 +1.2%
1991 10,784 −2.0%
2001 11,028 +2.3%
2011 12,323 +11.7%

Personalities[edit]

  • Anton Burger, Commandant of Theresienstadt concentration camp, Nazi war criminal, born in Neunkirchen.
  • Alfons Maria Stickler, Austrian prelate, was born in Neunkirchen.

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