Raabs an der Thaya

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Raabs an der Thaya
Coat of arms of Raabs an der Thaya
Coat of arms
Raabs an der Thaya is located in Austria
Raabs an der Thaya
Raabs an der Thaya
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°50′53″N 15°29′35″E / 48.84806°N 15.49306°E / 48.84806; 15.49306Coordinates: 48°50′53″N 15°29′35″E / 48.84806°N 15.49306°E / 48.84806; 15.49306
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Waidhofen an der Thaya
Government
 • Mayor Rudolf Mayer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 134.65 km2 (51.99 sq mi)
Elevation 410 m (1,350 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 2,729
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3820
Area code 02846
Vehicle registration WT
Website www.raabs-thaya.gv.at

Raabs an der Thaya is a municipality with 3,114 inhabitants in Waidhofen an der Thaya (district) in the Waldviertel of Lower Austria, near the Austrian border with the Czech Republic. About 27.6 percent of the municipality is forested.

The German Thaya and the Moravian Thaya unite to form the Thaya at Raabs. The Raabs castle, built in the last half of the 11th century, has been exonymically called Rakous (formerly Rakús) by neighbouring Czechs, which is the origin of the Czech and Slovak name for Austria as a whole, Rakousko/Rakúsko.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 5,908 —    
1880 5,980 +1.2%
1890 5,796 −3.1%
1900 6,039 +4.2%
1910 5,729 −5.1%
1923 5,913 +3.2%
1934 5,845 −1.2%
1939 5,531 −5.4%
1951 5,386 −2.6%
1961 4,576 −15.0%
1971 4,194 −8.3%
1981 3,748 −10.6%
1991 3,295 −12.1%
2001 3,114 −5.5%
2011 2,778 −10.8%

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