Zwentendorf

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Zwentendorf an der Donau
Nuclear power station at Zwentendorf
Nuclear power station at Zwentendorf
Coat of arms of Zwentendorf an der Donau
Coat of arms
Zwentendorf an der Donau is located in Austria
Zwentendorf an der Donau
Zwentendorf an der Donau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°20′33″N 15°54′50″E / 48.34250°N 15.91389°E / 48.34250; 15.91389Coordinates: 48°20′33″N 15°54′50″E / 48.34250°N 15.91389°E / 48.34250; 15.91389
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Tulln
Government
 • Mayor Hermann Kühtreiber (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 53.85 km2 (20.79 sq mi)
Elevation 182 m (597 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 4,001
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3435
Area code 02277
Vehicle registration TU
Website www.zwentendorf.at

Zwentendorf an der Donau is a small market municipality in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is located at 48°21′N 15°54′E / 48.350°N 15.900°E / 48.350; 15.900, in the Tullnerfeld on the southern bank of the Danube. The place attained public attention as the site of the only Austrian nuclear power station, which was completed but never went into operation. In a referendum on 5 November 1978, a narrow majority of 50.5% voted against putting the Zwentendorf nuclear plant into operation.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 2,562 —    
1880 2,624 +2.4%
1890 2,585 −1.5%
1900 2,529 −2.2%
1910 2,782 +10.0%
1923 2,772 −0.4%
1934 2,945 +6.2%
1951 3,079 +4.6%
1961 3,123 +1.4%
1971 3,123 +0.0%
1981 3,170 +1.5%
1991 3,280 +3.5%
2001 3,715 +13.3%
2011 3,920 +5.5%
2014 4,001 +2.1%

History[edit]

Near Zwentendorf was from 1 to the 5th century a.d. a Roman fort (Asturis). It was a part from Limes Norici of the Roman province Noricum.

Limes3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ Zwentendorf, a Nuclear Plant That Will Never Be Turned on

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