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View to Lake Millstatt
View to Lake Millstatt
Coat of arms of Ferndorf
Coat of arms
Ferndorf is located in Austria
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°44′N 13°38′E / 46.733°N 13.633°E / 46.733; 13.633Coordinates: 46°44′N 13°38′E / 46.733°N 13.633°E / 46.733; 13.633
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Villach-Land
 • Mayor Josef Haller (SPÖ)
 • Total 31.41 km2 (12.13 sq mi)
Elevation 560 m (1,840 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 2,187
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9702
Area code 04245
Website www.ferndorf.gv.at

Ferndorf (Slovene: Perja vas) is a municipality in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.


The municipal area stretches from the Drava Valley up to the Mirnock range, part of the Nock Mountains, and the southeastern shore of Millstätter See. It comprises the cadastral communities of Ferndorf and Gschriet, made up of numerous scattered settlements and farmsteads.

Original an agricultural area, the population today largely depends on the magnesite works in nearby Radenthein and on summer tourism. The municipality has access to the Tauern Autobahn (A10) running through the Drava valley and to the parallel railway line from Villach to Spittal an der Drau at Ferndorf station.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Millstatt Radenthein
Spittal an der Drau Windrose klein.png Feld am See
Stockenboi Paternion Fresach


St Paul's Church

Vedendorf in the Duchy of Carinthia was first mentioned in a 1391 deed. The present-day parish church of St Paul's is documented since 1438.

The Ferndorf municipality was established after the March Revolution in 1850. From 1865 to 1906 it was incorporated into the neighbouring market town of Paternion.


Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2015 local elections:

Twin town[edit]

Ferndorf is twinned with:


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