Fürstenfeld

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Fürstenfeld
Graz Gate, part of former town fortifications
Graz Gate, part of former town fortifications
Coat of arms of Fürstenfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Fürstenfeld
Fürstenfeld is located in Austria
Fürstenfeld
Fürstenfeld
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°03′00″N 16°05′00″E / 47.05000°N 16.08333°E / 47.05000; 16.08333Coordinates: 47°03′00″N 16°05′00″E / 47.05000°N 16.08333°E / 47.05000; 16.08333
CountryAustria
StateStyria
DistrictHartberg-Fürstenfeld
Government
 • MayorFranz Jost (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total15.16 km2 (5.85 sq mi)
Elevation
276 m (906 ft)
Population
(1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total5,964
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8280
Area codes+43 3382
Vehicle registrationHF
Websitewww.fuerstenfeld.at

Fürstenfeld (Hungarian: Fölöstöm) is a town and a district in southeastern Austria. It is situated within the Austrian federal state of Styria, near the border of Hungary.

According to the 2005 census, Fürstenfeld has 5,986 citizens within its communal area, the larger urban area of Fürstenfeld includes approximately 20% more citizens. It was the centre of an eponymous district until the end of 2012, when it was merged with Hartberg to form Hartberg-Fürstenfeld District.

Fürstenfeld was founded around 1170 as a fortress and received its town charter in 1215. Today it is known for its schools, middle-sized industry, and vicinity to several thermal spas (Loipersdorf, Bad Blumau, Stegersbach).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Fürstenfeld.
  2. ^ de:Richard Kriesche
  3. ^ Parlamentarische Materialien: Erklärung des Präsidenten Gottfried Jaud anlässlich des 50. Jahrestages der Gründung des Europarates. Stenografisches Protokoll der 654 Sitzung /Seite 42, http://www.parlament.gv.at/pd/steno/PG/DE/BR/BRSITZ/BRSITZ_00654/SEITE_0042.html?P_PM=SEITE_0042
  4. ^ de:Josef Reichl (Politiker)
  5. ^ de:Helmut Röhrling
  6. ^ de:Günter Timischl

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