Garsten

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Garsten
Garsten Ehem.Klosterkirche Am Platzl (01).JPG
Coat of arms of Garsten
Coat of arms
Garsten is located in Austria
Garsten
Garsten
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°01′18″N 14°24′32″E / 48.02167°N 14.40889°E / 48.02167; 14.40889Coordinates: 48°01′18″N 14°24′32″E / 48.02167°N 14.40889°E / 48.02167; 14.40889
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Steyr-Land
Government
 • Mayor Anton Silber (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 53 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 298 m (978 ft)
Population (14 June 2016)[1]
 • Total 6,645
 • Density 130/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4451
Area code 07252
Vehicle registration SE
Website www.garsten.ooe.gv.at

Garsten is a municipality in the district of Steyr-Land in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.

History[edit]

Garsten was first mentioned as Garstina in documentation around 990, and a monastery was founded there in 1082. After being fully rebuilt in Baroque style in the late 17th century, the Benedictine monastery was converted to a prison in 1850, a function it fulfills to this day.[2]

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