Dürnkrut, Austria

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Dürnkrut
Dürnkrut - Schloss (1).JPG
Coat of arms of Dürnkrut
Coat of arms
Dürnkrut is located in Austria
Dürnkrut
Dürnkrut
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°28′N 16°51′E / 48.467°N 16.850°E / 48.467; 16.850Coordinates: 48°28′N 16°51′E / 48.467°N 16.850°E / 48.467; 16.850
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Gänserndorf
Government
 • Mayor Herbert Bauch
Area
 • Total 30.4 km2 (11.7 sq mi)
Elevation 161 m (528 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 2,261
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2263
Area code 02538
Website duernkrut.gv.at

Dürnkrut (Slovak: Kruta, Suchá Kruta, Czech: Suché Kruty) is a market town in the district of Gänserndorf in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. Castle Dürnkrut (pictured) is the most famous landmark of the town. The town is agricultural with some noteworthy businesses. Crops grown in the flatter areas are canola, corn, sunflowers and sugar beets. The rolling hils are planted with wine grapes by local vintners.

Dürnkrut is located on the March river, which often floods and also forms the border with Slovakia. The last big flood was in 2006, at which time many houses near to the river were flooded with 2 meters of water.[citation needed] Dürnkrut is located on the Austrian Railways Nordbahn line. In former times there was a big sugar factory that made the sugar beets into refined sugar. It was closed down many years ago but some of the buildings are still standing. The wine street offers many old wines.

The sister town of Waidendorf is located 2 km away, and has even more on.

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  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.

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