Edelstal

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Edelstal
Coat of arms of Edelstal
Coat of arms
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
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Neusiedl am See
Government
 • Mayor Anton Moritz
Area
 • Total 5.9 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 696
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2413
Website www.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
Year Pop. ±%
1869 644 —    
1880 667 +3.6%
1890 683 +2.4%
1900 702 +2.8%
1910 759 +8.1%
1923 705 −7.1%
1934 677 −4.0%
1939 649 −4.1%
1951 690 +6.3%
1961 625 −9.4%
1971 573 −8.3%
1981 530 −7.5%
1991 544 +2.6%
2001 607 +11.6%
2011 615 +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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