|• Mayor||Günther Wagner (SPÖ)|
|• Total||65.29 km2 (25.21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||638 m (2,093 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2014)|
|• Density||25/km2 (64/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Thörl has 4 boroughs: Fölz, Hinterberg, Palbersdorf, and Thörl.
- in the north: Gußwerk
- in the east: Turnau, Aflenz Land and Aflenz Kurort
- in the south: Sankt Katharein an der Laming, Kapfenberg and Parschlug
- in the west: Sankt Ilgen and Etmißl
Twin towns and sister cities
Thörl is twinned with:
- Ljubečna, Slovenia
The Mariazeller Straße is the most important road link between Kapfenberg and Mariazell, the most popular pilgrimage site in Austria. In its further course it leads to Sankt Pölten, the capital of the neighbouring state of Lower Austria.
In 1893, the Thörlerbahn, a narrow gauge railway with a track gauge of 760 mm, which linked the area with Kapfenberg and the Austrian Southern Railway (Südbahn), was opened. In particular, the local iron industry benefited from this. A connection to the Austrian Western Railway was planned, but never realized.
In 1959, the passenger traffic was terminated. However, in 1991, the Verein Thörlerbahn (Thörlerbahn Association) took out a trial run with a nostalgic train. But when a bank failure bankrupted the local iron industry, the operator of the railway, Steiermärkische Landesbahnen, lost their largest (and actually the only) freight customer. As a consequence of that, they had to close the track.
In 2003 and 2004, the train tracks were removed and replaced by a cycle track.
- Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.
- Municipal council mandates
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