Franking, Austria

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Franking
Pfarrkirche Franking (12).JPG
Coat of arms of Franking
Coat of arms
Franking is located in Austria
Franking
Franking
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°02′00″N 12°55′00″E / 48.03333°N 12.91667°E / 48.03333; 12.91667Coordinates: 48°02′00″N 12°55′00″E / 48.03333°N 12.91667°E / 48.03333; 12.91667
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Braunau am Inn
Government
 • Mayor Josef Lasser (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 10.44 km2 (4.03 sq mi)
Elevation 457 m (1,499 ft)
Population (14 June 2016)[1]
 • Total 960
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5131
Area code 06277
Vehicle registration BR
Website www.franking.ooe.gv.at

Franking is a municipality in the district Braunau am Inn in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.

Geography[edit]

Franking is situated in the western part of Upper Austria near the border to Germany and Salzburg. The towns is 457 m above sea level, the area is 10.44 km² and there are 955 inhabitants.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Villages[edit]

The villages in the municipity are Buch, Dorfibm, Eggenham, Eisengöring, Franking, Holzöster, Holzleithen, Neuhausen, Oberfranking.

History[edit]

The name Franking comes from the Old High German name "Franko or Francho". The name was first mentioned in 1150, when a Ulricus von franchingen is named in a document. Till 1779 Franking was part of Bavaria, after the Treaty of Teschen it became part of Austria.

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