Schattendorf

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Schattendorf
Coat of arms of Schattendorf
Coat of arms
Schattendorf is located in Austria
Schattendorf
Schattendorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°43′N 16°31′E / 47.717°N 16.517°E / 47.717; 16.517Coordinates: 47°43′N 16°31′E / 47.717°N 16.517°E / 47.717; 16.517
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Mattersburg
Government
 • Mayor Alfred Grafl
Area
 • Total 12.1 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Elevation 256 m (840 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 2,421
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7022
Website www.schattendorf.at

Schattendorf (Croatian: Šundrof, Hungarian: Somfalva) is a town in the district of Mattersburg in the Austrian state of Burgenland.

The nature preserve Rosalia-Kogelberg lies within the district.

History[edit]

This district was a part of the pre-Christian Celtic Kingdom Noricom and was in the vicinity of the settlement Hoehensiedlung Burg on the Burgberg, a 600 meter tall mountain in Austria. Later, in the Roman Empire, the area was part of the province Pannonia. The town, along with the entire Burgenland, belonged to Hungary (German West Hungary) until 1920/21. Since 1898, the Hungarian name for the town, Somfalva, was used as a result of the Magyarization policies of the government in Budapest. After the end of the World War I, German West Hungary was awarded to Austria after tough negotiations. In 1921, the town became part of the newly founded federal state Burgenland

On 30 January 1927 the Frontkämpfervereinigung was involved in a confrontation with the Republikanischer Schutzbund. When the Frontkämpfervereinigung activists were found not guilty by a jury, the socialist organised a general strike which led to the July Revolt of 1927.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 1,503 —    
1880 1,712 +13.9%
1890 1,610 −6.0%
1900 1,902 +18.1%
1910 2,159 +13.5%
1923 2,173 +0.6%
1934 2,555 +17.6%
1939 2,568 +0.5%
1951 2,541 −1.1%
1961 2,527 −0.6%
1971 2,590 +2.5%
1981 2,539 −2.0%
1991 2,509 −1.2%
2001 2,465 −1.8%
2011 2,400 −2.6%

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