View to Lake Millstatt
|• Mayor||Josef Haller (SPÖ)|
|• Total||31.41 km2 (12.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||560 m (1,840 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||70/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
|Spittal an der Drau||Feld am See|
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.
Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2015 local elections:
Ferndorf is twinned with:
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- Municipal website (in German)