Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland

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Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland
Coat of arms of Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland
Coat of arms
Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland is located in Austria
Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland
Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°48′N 16°36′E / 47.800°N 16.600°E / 47.800; 16.600Coordinates: 47°48′N 16°36′E / 47.800°N 16.600°E / 47.800; 16.600
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Eisenstadt-Umgebung
Government
 • Mayor Eduard Scheuhammer
Area
 • Total 26.5 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Elevation 151 m (495 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 2,708
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7062
Website www.st-margarethen.at

St Margarethen (Hungarian: Szentmargitbánya) is a town in Burgenland near the state capital of Eisenstadt, in Austria. It is home to a large 1st-century Roman quarry. A passion play has been presented in St Margarethen each summer for over seventy years. The town is close to the border with Hungary. The Pan-European Picnic peace demonstration was held near St. Margarethen in 1989 at the close of the Cold War.

Roman Quarry[edit]

The Roman Quarry has recently been transformed to cutting edge event venue. The architecture blends with the natural surroundings. A corten steel ramp makes the quarry accessible to all audiences. [2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,911 —    
1880 2,066 +8.1%
1890 2,197 +6.3%
1900 2,244 +2.1%
1910 2,141 −4.6%
1923 2,062 −3.7%
1934 2,307 +11.9%
1939 2,559 +10.9%
1951 2,268 −11.4%
1961 2,363 +4.2%
1971 2,546 +7.7%
1981 2,603 +2.2%
1991 2,608 +0.2%
2001 2,762 +5.9%
2011 2,732 −1.1%

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.