Deutsch-Wagram

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Deutsch-Wagram
Coat of arms of Deutsch-Wagram
Coat of arms
Deutsch-Wagram is located in Austria
Deutsch-Wagram
Deutsch-Wagram
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°18′N 16°34′E / 48.300°N 16.567°E / 48.300; 16.567Coordinates: 48°18′N 16°34′E / 48.300°N 16.567°E / 48.300; 16.567
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Gänserndorf
Government
 • Mayor Friedrich Quirgst (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 30.61 km2 (11.82 sq mi)
Elevation 159 m (522 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 8,083
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2232
Area code 02247
Website www.deutsch-wagram.gv.at

Deutsch-Wagram (literally "German-Wagram") is a town in Austria, in the Gänserndorf District of the federal state of Lower Austria. It is situated in the Marchfeld basin close to the Vienna city limits, about 15 km (9 mi) northeast of the city centre.

History[edit]

The settlement was probably established in the Bavarian March of Austria by colonists in the course of the Ostsiedlung. Wagram was first mentioned in a 1258 tithe register, drawn up when King Ottokar II of Bohemia ruled over the Austrian duchy. It was named after a now silted up meander of the Danube river, where the waves (German: Wogen) crushed against the shore (Rain). In 1560 it received the prefix Deutsch- to differ it from Kroatisch-Wagram (today part of Eckartsau), a village founded by Croat settlers in the course of the 1529 Ottoman Siege of Vienna.

Town hall

In 1580 the population turned Protestant but was forcefully converted in the Counter-Reformation under the Habsburg emperor Ferdinand II shortly afterwards.

Deutsch-Wagram was the location of the 1809 Battle of Wagram fought between invading French troops under Napoleon and an Austrian army led by Archduke Charles.

The population rose after the area was connected with the Austrian capital by the opening of the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway (the present-day Austrian North Railway) in 1837. The former village was elevated to the status of a market town in 1929 and received town privileges in 1984. The firearm company Glock was founded here in 1963.

Politics[edit]

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2009 elections:

Twin towns[edit]

Deutsch-Wagram is twinned with:

Notable people[edit]

Residents[edit]

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