Orth an der Donau

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Orth an der Donau
Coat of arms of Orth an der Donau
Coat of arms
Orth an der Donau is located in Austria
Orth an der Donau
Orth an der Donau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°8′40″N 16°42′05″E / 48.14444°N 16.70139°E / 48.14444; 16.70139Coordinates: 48°8′40″N 16°42′05″E / 48.14444°N 16.70139°E / 48.14444; 16.70139
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Gänserndorf
Government
 • Mayor Johann Mayor
Area
 • Total 33.41 km2 (12.90 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 2,013
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2304
Area code 02212
Website www.orth.at

Orth an der Donau is a town in the district of Gänserndorf in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

Geography[edit]

It is located on the bank of the Danube River, about 15 miles east of Vienna.[2]

History[edit]

In 1170, Hartneid von Orthe purchased the village and estate surrounding it, founded a church, and erected a castle. It remained in the family for several successive generations, when the proprietor, about the close of the 17th century, sold out and moved to Moravia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ a b Egle, William Henry (1886). Genealogical Record of the Families of Beatty, Egle, Müller, Murray, Orth and Thomas. Harrisburg, PA: Lane S. Hart, Printer and Binder. p. 85.