Spielberg, Styria

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Spielberg bei Knittelfeld
Coat of arms of Spielberg bei Knittelfeld
Coat of arms
Spielberg bei Knittelfeld is located in Austria
Spielberg bei Knittelfeld
Spielberg bei Knittelfeld
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°13′00″N 14°47′00″E / 47.21667°N 14.78333°E / 47.21667; 14.78333Coordinates: 47°13′00″N 14°47′00″E / 47.21667°N 14.78333°E / 47.21667; 14.78333
Country Austria
State Styria
District Murtal
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Lenger (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 22.24 km2 (8.59 sq mi)
Elevation 660 m (2,170 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 5,103
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 8724, 8720
Area codes 03512, 03577
Vehicle registration MT
Website www.spielberg.at

Spielberg is a city located in the Bezirk Murtal in Styria, Austria.

General[edit]

The city of Spielberg, with a population of about 5,000 inhabitants, is located north of the Mur in the east of Aichfeld, between the cities of Zeltweg and Knittelfeld. The municipal area of Knittelfeld has grown together with a part of the township. From 1986 to 2009 Spielberg was a Marktgemeinde. On October 1, 2009 it became a “Stadtgemeinde”. Within the district you can find both municipal and countrified mintages.

Structure[edit]

The township is composed of 9 Katastralgemeinden. Pausendorf is the major Katastralgemeinde with 1500 inhabitants. The Katastralgemeinde Spielberg is only a small part of the township but gives the whole municipality its name.

  • Einhörn
  • Laing
  • Lind
  • Maßweg
  • Pausendorf
  • Sachendorf
  • Schönberg
  • Spielberg
  • Weyern

Politics[edit]

The SPÖ has been the dominant position of the township since 1960, when the countrified township became a municipality. This was triggered when a number of industrial firms moved to the township, above all the Austria Antriebstechnik AG (ATB).

Economy[edit]

Spielberg is home to the Red Bull Ring (formerly known as A1-Ring and Österreichring). From 1970 until 1987 and from 1997 until 2003 the Grand Prix of Austria took place there. It will be held again starting from the 2014 Formula One season.

Trivia[edit]

  • American film director and producer Steven Spielberg gets his last name from his descent from Hungarian Jews living in 17th-century Spielberg.

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