Ternitz

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Ternitz
Coat of arms of Ternitz
Coat of arms
Ternitz is located in Austria
Ternitz
Ternitz
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°43′N 16°2′E / 47.717°N 16.033°E / 47.717; 16.033Coordinates: 47°43′N 16°2′E / 47.717°N 16.033°E / 47.717; 16.033
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Neunkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Rupert Dworak
Area
 • Total 65.32 km2 (25.22 sq mi)
Elevation 396 m (1,299 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 14,833
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 2630, 2631
Area code 02630
Website http://www.ternitz.at/

Ternitz is a town in the district of Neunkirchen in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. Situated at the confluence of the Sierning stream and the River Schwarza, at the western end of the Steinfeld plain, it is a fairly large town by population (2004 estimates place it at 15,158), especially by Austrian standards, yet it covers an area more than half the size of Washington, D.C. In it are several villages, called Katastralgemeinden, that are about the size of US towns: Dunkelstein, Flatz, Mahrersdorf, Raglitz, Rohrbach am Steinfelde, St. Johann am Steinfelde, Sieding, Holzweg, Pottschach, and Putzmannsdorf.

History[edit]

Ternitz's first documented mention was in 1352 and has town status since 1948. It is traditionally known as an industrial town, being home of the Schoeller-Bleckmann company, which was split up into 19 separate companies in 1989.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 4,509 —    
1880 6,179 +37.0%
1890 7,286 +17.9%
1900 9,263 +27.1%
1910 11,285 +21.8%
1923 12,489 +10.7%
1934 12,775 +2.3%
1939 12,874 +0.8%
1951 14,523 +12.8%
1961 15,569 +7.2%
1971 16,515 +6.1%
1981 16,104 −2.5%
1991 15,443 −4.1%
2001 15,232 −1.4%
2011 14,831 −2.6%


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