Sankt Georgen am Längsee

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Sankt Georgen am Längsee
Sankt Georgen Abbey
Sankt Georgen Abbey
Coat of arms of Sankt Georgen am Längsee
Coat of arms
Sankt Georgen am Längsee is located in Austria
Sankt Georgen am Längsee
Sankt Georgen am Längsee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°47′N 14°26′E / 46.783°N 14.433°E / 46.783; 14.433Coordinates: 46°47′N 14°26′E / 46.783°N 14.433°E / 46.783; 14.433
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Sankt Veit an der Glan
Government
 • Mayor Konrad Seunig (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 69.8 km2 (26.9 sq mi)
Elevation 537 m (1,762 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 3,619
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 9330. 9313
Area code 04213
Website www.stgeorgen-laengsee.at

Sankt Georgen am Längsee (Slovene: Šentjurij ob Dolgem jezeru ) is a municipality in the district of Sankt Veit an der Glan in Carinthia, Austria.

Geography[edit]

Sankt Georgen is located at the Längsee north of the Zollfeld Valley. In the east, the Gurk River flows southwards into the Klagenfurt basin. The municipal area comprises the cadastral communities of Goggerwenig, Gösseling, Launsdorf, Osterwitz, and Taggenbrunn as well as famous Hochosterwitz Castle in the south.

History[edit]

The settlement arose from the former Sankt Georgen monastery of Benedictine nuns established about 1002/08 by the local Countess Wichburg, a granddaughter of the Bavarian duke Eberhard. Rebuilt in a Baroque style, it was dissolved by order of Emperor Joseph II in 1783. Today the premises serve as a conference centre.

Politics[edit]

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2009 elections:

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Sankt Georgen is twinned with:

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