Ybbs an der Donau
|Ybbs an der Donau|
|• Mayor||Alois Schroll (SPÖ)|
|• Total||23.82 km2 (9.20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||224 m (735 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2013)|
|• Density||240/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Ybbs an der Donau (German pronunciation: [ˈɪps]) is a city in Austria. It was established in 1317. Throughout the town, from the intersection of the important trade routes and along the Danube the town has preserved a site that already had great economic importance during the Middle Ages. This is the reason for the very early award of incorporation as a town.
Coat of arms
On a silver shield lies a red city wall with battlements that an open gate and raised portcullis, which are dominated by two towers. Between the towers floats a green Linden bough, and the red-white-red Bindenschild.
Coat of Arms Bestowal: unknown; at least since the 14th century.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Ybbs an der Donau is twinned with:
Business and Infrastructure
- In northwestern Ybbs is the Ybbs-Persenbeug Power Station, the first river-water-run power plant on the Austrian Danube.
- Between November 11, 1907, and September 22, 1953, Ybbs was on the Ybbser Highway, maybe the shortest tramway line in the world. It was 2.94 km long and connected the town with the Westbahn train station in Ybbs-Kemmelbach.
- Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2013-01-01.
- Gombrich, E. H. A Little History of the World (2005) Yale University Press: New Haven. p.100
- The information in this article is based on and/or translated from its German equivalent.
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