Edelstal

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Edelstal
Church of Saint Stephen, King of Hungary
Church of Saint Stephen, King of Hungary
Coat of arms of Edelstal
Coat of arms
Location of Edelstal
Edelstal is located in Austria
Edelstal
Edelstal
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°6′N 16°59′E / 48.100°N 16.983°E / 48.100; 16.983Coordinates: 48°6′N 16°59′E / 48.100°N 16.983°E / 48.100; 16.983
CountryAustria
StateBurgenland
DistrictNeusiedl am See
Government
 • MayorGerald Handig (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total696
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2413
Websitewww.gemeinde-edelstal.at

Edelstal (Hungarian: Nemesvölgy) is a township in the district of Neusiedl am See, in the Austrian state of Burgenland.

History[edit]

There was a 9th-century Avar settlement on its borders, it is near the Roman fortress Carnuntum.

The town was destroyed in 1529 and 1683 by the Turks.

Before the Treaty of Trianon it was in the Rajka district (Hungarian: Jaras) of Moson county (comitatus) in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869644—    
1880667+3.6%
1890683+2.4%
1900702+2.8%
1910759+8.1%
1923705−7.1%
1934677−4.0%
1939649−4.1%
1951690+6.3%
1961625−9.4%
1971573−8.3%
1981530−7.5%
1991544+2.6%
2001607+11.6%
2011615+1.3%

Personalities[edit]

In 1785 the List family moved from here to Kittsee (Köpcsény), Adam Liszt (the composer's father) was born here.

Sights[edit]

It has a Roman Catholic church dating from 1740 dedicated to Saint Stephen.

Economy[edit]

The mineral water from the nearby Römerquelle springs has been bottled since 1890.

Politics[edit]

The township's mayor is Anton Moritz of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (SPÖ), the vice-mayor is Gerald Handig of the Österreichische Volkspartei (ÖVP) and the chief civil servant is Ulrike Ingrid Handig.

In the local council of thirteen seats, the SPÖ holds seven seats, the ÖVP five, and the Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (FPÖ) one.

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