Ybbs an der Donau

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Ybbs an der Donau
Coat of arms of Ybbs an der Donau
Coat of arms
Ybbs an der Donau is located in Austria
Ybbs an der Donau
Ybbs an der Donau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°10′00″N 15°04′00″E / 48.16667°N 15.06667°E / 48.16667; 15.06667Coordinates: 48°10′00″N 15°04′00″E / 48.16667°N 15.06667°E / 48.16667; 15.06667
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Melk
Government
 • Mayor Alois Schroll (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 23.82 km2 (9.20 sq mi)
Elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 5,578
 • Density 230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3370
Area code 07412
Vehicle registration ME
Website www.ybbs.at

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[edit]

Description[edit]

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.

Colors: Red-White-Red

Coat of Arms Bestowal: unknown; at least since the 14th century.

Signification[edit]

During the Roman Empire, a group of Egyptians lived here and built a temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Isis lives on in the name Ybbs.[2]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Ybbs an der Donau is twinned with:

Business and Infrastructure[edit]

  • 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.

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External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ Gombrich, E. H. A Little History of the World (2005) Yale University Press: New Haven. p.100

References[edit]

  • The information in this article is based on and/or translated from its German equivalent.