Raiding, Austria

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Raiding
Center of Raiding.jpg
Coat of arms of Raiding
Coat of arms
Raiding is located in Austria
Raiding
Raiding
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°34′N 16°32′E / 47.567°N 16.533°E / 47.567; 16.533Coordinates: 47°34′N 16°32′E / 47.567°N 16.533°E / 47.567; 16.533
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Oberpullendorf
Government
 • Mayor Markus Landauer
Area
 • Total 13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 817
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7321
Website www.raiding.at

Raiding (German pronunciation: [ˈʁaɪdɪŋ]; Hungarian: Doborján, Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈdoborjaːn], Croatian: Rajnof) is a small Austrian market town in the district of Oberpullendorf in Burgenland. It is the birthplace of Franz Liszt.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies on Raiding Creek in Middle Burgenland; Raiding is the only borough in the municipality.

History[edit]

Raiding was first documented in 1425 as Dobornya.

Like the rest of Burgenland, Raiding belonged to Hungary from c. 900 to 1920/21. After the end of the First World War, Western Hungary was given to Austria with the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon; there it formed the new province of Burgenland.

In 1971, Raiding was merged with Unterfrauenhaid and Lackendorf into a larger municipality, which was later dissolved. Raiding has been a market town since 1990.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 713 —    
1880 736 +3.2%
1890 880 +19.6%
1900 928 +5.5%
1910 928 +0.0%
1923 976 +5.2%
1934 1,076 +10.2%
1939 994 −7.6%
1951 964 −3.0%
1961 872 −9.5%
1971 846 −3.0%
1981 801 −5.3%
1991 854 +6.6%
2001 836 −2.1%
2011 836 +0.0%

Politics[edit]

The municipal council has 15 seats with party mandates as follows: SPÖ 9, ÖVP 6, FPÖ 0, Grüne 0, and other lists 0.

Culture and Landmarks[edit]

Business and infrastructure[edit]

Viticulture is the main business in Raiding. Other industries there include metal construction and soda water production.

Personalities[edit]

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