Fehring

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Fehring
Bild fehring kirche.jpg
Coat of arms of Fehring
Coat of arms
Fehring is located in Austria
Fehring
Fehring
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°56′00″N 16°01′00″E / 46.93333°N 16.01667°E / 46.93333; 16.01667Coordinates: 46°56′00″N 16°01′00″E / 46.93333°N 16.01667°E / 46.93333; 16.01667
Country Austria
State Styria
District Südoststeiermark
Government
 • Mayor Johann Winkelmaier (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 29.61 km2 (11.43 sq mi)
Elevation 272 m (892 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 3,039
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8350
Area codes +43 3155
Vehicle registration FB
Website www.fehring.at
Relic of the Tabor
Form south west side
Fehring 1820, Lith. J.F. Kaiser

Fehring is a municipality in the district of Südoststeiermark in Styria, Austria. The landscape is rolling hills cut by the valley of the Raab. Fehring is on a socket some metres above the valley floor. The town is bordered to the east by Burgenland.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Community structure[edit]

The municipality Fehring consists of the villages Hirtzenrigel, Höflach, Petzelsdorf, Petersdorf and Schiefer.

History[edit]

The first mention of Fehring is with 40 homesteads in a document from Ottokar of 1265th. The district Petzelsdorf is already mentioned in the Babenberger Urbar 1220th. Fehring was founded as a marketplace and Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria awarded the market law. A parish has been documented in Fehring since 1305.

There have been a lot of wars and fights around Fehring, therefore a tabor was built in the 15th century.

Coat of arms[edit]

King Ferdinand granted arms in Augsburg at 8 July 1550.

Austrian stamp of 10 kreuzer in 1858

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Fehring.