Buchkirchen

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Buchkirchen
Buchkirchen.jpg
Coat of arms of Buchkirchen
Coat of arms
Buchkirchen is located in Austria
Buchkirchen
Buchkirchen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°13′26″N 14°01′12″E / 48.22389°N 14.02000°E / 48.22389; 14.02000Coordinates: 48°13′26″N 14°01′12″E / 48.22389°N 14.02000°E / 48.22389; 14.02000
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Wels-Land
Government
 • Mayor Regina Rieder (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 346 m (1,135 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 4,035
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4611
Area codes 0 72 42
Vehicle registration WL
Website www.buchkirchen.at

Buchkirchen is a municipality in the district of Wels-Land in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.

Geography[edit]

Buchkirchen lies in the Hausruckviertel. About 10.9% of the municipality is forest, and 76.9% is farmland.

Neighbouring towns and villages[edit]

Scharten Alkoven
Wallern Neighbouring communities Holzhausen
Krenglbach Wels Marchtrenk

Parts of Buchkirchen[edit]

Those parts are called Ortschaften in German:

Buchkirchen, Elend, Ennsberg, Epping, Hörling, Haberfelden, Hartberg, Hochscharten, Holzwiesen, Hundsham, Hupfau, Kandlberg, Lachgraben, Luckermair, Mistelbach bei Wels, Niedergrafing, Niederhocherenz, Niederlaab, Obergrafing, Oberhocherenz, Oberperwend, Oberprisching, Ottenham, Radlach, Öhnerhäuser, Ötzing, Schickenhäuser, Schnadt, Sommerfeld, Spengenedt, Unterholz, Wörist, Wolfsgrub.

History[edit]

In 1179 Buchkirchen was mentioned in a document of Pope Alexander III. In those years Buchkirchen was named as "Puechkirchen".

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1991 3,187 —    
2001 3,648 +14.5%

Sights[edit]

  • The church Pfarrkirche Buchkirchen
  • The church Filialkirche Mistelbach
  • The castle Schloss Mistelbach (Schloss = German for Castle)The castle is now a school called Fachschule ÖKO Wirtschaft und design

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