Sankt Florian

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Sankt Florian
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Coat of arms of Sankt Florian
Coat of arms
Sankt Florian is located in Austria
Sankt Florian
Sankt Florian
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°12′32″N 14°22′46″E / 48.20889°N 14.37944°E / 48.20889; 14.37944Coordinates: 48°12′32″N 14°22′46″E / 48.20889°N 14.37944°E / 48.20889; 14.37944
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Linz-Land
Government
 • Mayor Robert Franz Zeitlinger (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 6,024
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4490
Area codes 07224, 07223
Vehicle registration LL
Website www.st-florian.at

Sankt Florian is a town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. It is 10 miles (16 km) from Linz.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 3,631 —    
1880 3,804 +4.8%
1890 3,700 −2.7%
1900 3,722 +0.6%
1910 3,714 −0.2%
1923 3,583 −3.5%
1934 3,613 +0.8%
1951 4,266 +18.1%
1961 3,709 −13.1%
1971 3,843 +3.6%
1981 4,129 +7.4%
1991 5,116 +23.9%
2001 5,530 +8.1%
2011 5,976 +8.1%

St. Florian's Priory and basilica[edit]

The town of Sankt Florian is the home of St. Florian's Priory, a community of Canons Regular named after Saint Florian and one of the oldest operational monasteries in the world following the Rule of St. Augustine. The composer Anton Bruckner (1824–96), who was a choirboy and later organist in the town, is buried beneath the organ inside the monastic church, which was elevated to the rank of basilica minor in 1999.

St. Florianer Sängerknaben[edit]

St. Florian's is also known for its boys' choir (St. Florianer Sängerknaben), founded almost 1,000 years ago in 1071. This choir has been a traditional part of the monastery's worship from its beginning and has contributed significantly to the identity of the town. It has particular responsibility for providing excellence in sacred music for the religious community, but also now undertakes successful international concert tours and television appearances, and has a busy recording schedule.

Museums[edit]

Sankt Florian has a fire fighting museum (Historisches Feuerwehrzeughaus),[2] a hunting museum (Jagdmuseum Schloss Hohenbrunn) and a museum of farming and local history (Sumerauerhof).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2013-01-01.
  2. ^ situated in a part of the monastic buildings

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