Strasshof an der Nordbahn

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Strasshof an der Nordbahn
Coat of arms of Strasshof an der Nordbahn
Coat of arms
Strasshof an der Nordbahn is located in Austria
Strasshof an der Nordbahn
Strasshof an der Nordbahn
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°19′10″N 16°38′51″E / 48.31944°N 16.64750°E / 48.31944; 16.64750Coordinates: 48°19′10″N 16°38′51″E / 48.31944°N 16.64750°E / 48.31944; 16.64750
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Gänserndorf
Government
 • Mayor Ludwig Deltl (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 11.63 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Elevation 165 m (541 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 8,948
 • Density 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2231
Area code 02287
Vehicle registration GF
Website Willkomen in STRASSHOF an der Nordbahn (German)
Hauptstraße

Strasshof an der Nordbahn (meaning Strasshof at the Northern railway) is a suburban town 25 km east of Vienna, Austria. The main attraction is the railroad museum Das Heizhaus. An historical locomotive built by LOFAG is displayed in the town.

Geography[edit]

Strasshof an der Nordbahn lies in the Marchfeld in Lower Austria. About 21.08 percent of the municipality is forested.

History[edit]

Strasshof had about 50 inhabitants in 1900, and a railroad yard functioned from 1908 to 1959.[1]. In 1944, about 75% of 21,000 Hungarian Jews deported from a concentration camp at Strasshof survived due to an agreement between the Aid and Rescue Committee of Budapest and Adolf Eichmann.[2]. On 2 December 1944 the marshalling yard in "Straszhof" was the target of a Strategic bombing during World War II.[2]

On 23 August 2006, kidnapped teenager Natascha Kampusch escaped after nearly 8½ years imprisonment in a cellar of a Strasshof house. The presumed kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil committed suicide on the evening of the same day.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1971 4,377 —    
1981 4,973 +13.6%
1991 5,673 +14.1%
2001 6,993 +23.3%
2011 8,543 +22.2%

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