Nickelsdorf

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Nickelsdorf
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Coat of arms of Nickelsdorf
Coat of arms
Nickelsdorf is located in Austria
Nickelsdorf
Nickelsdorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°56′N 17°4′E / 47.933°N 17.067°E / 47.933; 17.067Coordinates: 47°56′N 17°4′E / 47.933°N 17.067°E / 47.933; 17.067
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Neusiedl am See
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Zapfl
Area
 • Total 60.7 km2 (23.4 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 1,637
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2425
Website www.nickelsdorf.at
A passport stamp from the border crossing before Hungary joined the Schengen Area.

Nickelsdorf (Hungarian: Miklóshalma, Miklóshalom, Croatian: Mikištrof) is a town in the district of Neusiedl am See in the Austrian state of Burgenland.

Geography[edit]

Nickelsdorf is the only town in the municipality. It has an important border crossing to Hegyeshalom (German: Straß-Sommerein) in Hungary.

History[edit]

The town belonged—like the whole province of Burgenland—to Hungary until 1920, when it became part of the Austrian state of Burgenland.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 1,596 —    
1880 1,807 +13.2%
1890 1,782 −1.4%
1900 1,888 +5.9%
1910 1,820 −3.6%
1923 2,129 +17.0%
1934 2,278 +7.0%
1939 2,340 +2.7%
1951 2,225 −4.9%
1961 2,008 −9.8%
1971 1,851 −7.8%
1981 1,649 −10.9%
1991 1,630 −1.2%
2001 1,566 −3.9%
2011 1,608 +2.7%

Politics[edit]

The seats on the municipal council are distributed as follows: SPÖ 10, ÖVP 2, Grüne 1, FPÖ 1 and BGL with 5 seats.

Festivals[edit]

Since 1985, the annual and internationally famous Jazzfestival Konfrontationen has taken place in Nickelsdorf.

From 9 June to 12 June 2005, the Nova Rock Festival took place in Nickelsdorf with headliners like Die Ärzte, System of a Down, The Prodigy, and Green Day. Every day, there were 30,000 fans in this small village next to the border to Hungary. And one year later in 2006, the Nova Rock Festival drew, with over 50 bands, no less than 150,000 visitors. With famous bands like Metallica and Guns N' Roses, it was the largest ever rock festival in Austria.

Fire station

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