Semmering, Austria

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For the mountain pass of the same name, see Semmering Pass.
Semmering
Coat of arms of Semmering
Coat of arms
Semmering is located in Austria
Semmering
Semmering
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°38′49″N 15°49′48″E / 47.64694°N 15.83000°E / 47.64694; 15.83000Coordinates: 47°38′49″N 15°49′48″E / 47.64694°N 15.83000°E / 47.64694; 15.83000
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Neunkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Horst Schröttner
Area
 • Total 8.66 km2 (3.34 sq mi)
Elevation 950 m (3,120 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 557
 • Density 64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2680
Area code 02664
Website www.semmering.at

Semmering is a town in the district of Neunkirchen in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is famous for its skiing, and has hosted the Alpine skiing World Cup several times. When the famous Semmering Railway was completed in 1854, it brought many tourists from Vienna to here. Today, tourists are fewer, but more than 100,000 overnight stays are still recorded each year. In 2001, the town had a permanent population of 610.

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Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 135 —    
1880 154 +14.1%
1890 245 +59.1%
1900 591 +141.2%
1910 1,398 +136.5%
1923 1,816 +29.9%
1934 1,742 −4.1%
1939 1,428 −18.0%
1951 1,374 −3.8%
1961 1,313 −4.4%
1971 1,016 −22.6%
1981 819 −19.4%
1991 730 −10.9%
2001 610 −16.4%
2011 571 −6.4%

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