Brunn am Gebirge

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Brunn am Gebirge
Coat of arms of Brunn am Gebirge
Coat of arms
Brunn am Gebirge is located in Austria
Brunn am Gebirge
Brunn am Gebirge
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°6′N 16°17′E / 48.100°N 16.283°E / 48.100; 16.283Coordinates: 48°6′N 16°17′E / 48.100°N 16.283°E / 48.100; 16.283
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Mödling
Government
 • Mayor Andreas Linhart
Area
 • Total 7.26 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Elevation 295 m (968 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 11,686
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2345
Area code 02236
Website Brunnamgebirge.at

Brunn am Gebirge is a town in the district of Mödling in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

History[edit]

Excavations from the Neolithic period show that the area was already inhabited 6000 BC and Brunn making it the earliest known farming settlement in Austria. Also Awarengräber that were found in Mödling, suggest that inhabited the area at that time already. Because of excavations, it is believed that the Roman settlement here was for veterans.

In modern times, it was the birthplace (1890) of the composer Hans Gál.

Culture[edit]

Since 2007 Brunn am Gebirge is organizer of the International Piano Blues and Boogie Woogie Festival where Little Willie Littlefield, Carl Sonny Leyland, Axel Zwingenberger, Dana Gillespie, Sonny and his Wild Cows, Michael Pewny, Stella Jones, Kim Cooper from The Rounder Girls, Lila Ammons, Vince Weber, Silvan Zingg, Axel Ramerseder, Mojo Blues Band, Jan Preston, Martin Pyrker, Al Cook, The Untuchables, The Hot Shakers, Ed Philips, Meena Cryle, The Boogie Boys, Dan Popek, Wendy De Witt, Angela Brown, Janice Harrington and many more performed.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1971 7,080 —    
1981 7,975 +12.6%
1991 8,573 +7.5%
2001 9,422 +9.9%
2011 11,196 +18.8%

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