Sankt Veit im Pongau

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Sankt Veit im Pongau
Coat of arms of Sankt Veit im Pongau
Coat of arms
Sankt Veit im Pongau is located in Austria
Sankt Veit im Pongau
Sankt Veit im Pongau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°19′50″N 13°9′20″E / 47.33056°N 13.15556°E / 47.33056; 13.15556Coordinates: 47°19′50″N 13°9′20″E / 47.33056°N 13.15556°E / 47.33056; 13.15556
Country Austria
State Salzburg
District St. Johann im Pongau
Government
 • Mayor Sebastian Pirnbacher (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 56.84 km2 (21.95 sq mi)
Elevation 764 m (2,507 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 3,561
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5621
Area code 06415
Vehicle registration JO
Website www.gde-stveit.salzburg.at

Sankt Veit im Pongau is a market town in the St. Johann im Pongau district in the Austrian state of Salzburg. St.Veit is the first healthy climate spa town in Salzburg. Submontane to the "Hochglocker" there is the 1912 founded sanatorium. Author Thomas Bernhard was treated in there and he also wrote a book about his residence at the clinic.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies in the Pongau on the Salzach. Until Sankt Veit, the Salzach flows from west to east; after Sankt Veit, it flow north. The municipality lies on a high plateau. The climate is tempered by winds that come from the valleys to the south.

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