Pernitz

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Pernitz
Coat of arms of Pernitz
Coat of arms
Pernitz is located in Austria
Pernitz
Pernitz
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°54′00″N 15°58′00″E / 47.90000°N 15.96667°E / 47.90000; 15.96667Coordinates: 47°54′00″N 15°58′00″E / 47.90000°N 15.96667°E / 47.90000; 15.96667
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Wiener Neustadt-Land
Government
 • Mayor Rudolf Postl (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 16.59 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 2,526
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2763
Area code 02632
Vehicle registration WB
Website www.pernitz.co.at

Pernitz is a town in the district of Wiener Neustadt-Land in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

History[edit]

The origin of the name Pernitz is the Slavic word perenica, which refers to a stream on which charcoal is used. The Slavic settlement was preceded by a Celtic settlement. The name was first mentioned in 1165 in the Falkensteiner Codex. Since the 17th century Pernitz experienced growth, interrupted by the plague in 1679, and the Second Turkish Siege in 1683.

In 1828, a road was built to the Triesting valley. It was connected by railway to Leobersdorf and Gutenstein in 1877. Pernitz received water in 1904 and electricity in 1908. It became a market town in 1961.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 778 —    
1880 902 +15.9%
1890 922 +2.2%
1900 1,089 +18.1%
1910 1,322 +21.4%
1923 1,700 +28.6%
1934 1,932 +13.6%
1939 2,172 +12.4%
1951 2,458 +13.2%
1961 2,584 +5.1%
1971 2,938 +13.7%
1981 2,627 −10.6%
1991 2,513 −4.3%
2001 2,610 +3.9%
2011 2,526 −3.2%

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