Gutau

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Gutau
Coat of arms of Gutau
Coat of arms
Gutau is located in Austria
Gutau
Gutau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°25′0″N 14°36′0″E / 48.41667°N 14.60000°E / 48.41667; 14.60000Coordinates: 48°25′0″N 14°36′0″E / 48.41667°N 14.60000°E / 48.41667; 14.60000
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Freistadt
Government
 • Mayor Josef Lindner (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 45.44 km2 (17.54 sq mi)
Elevation 589 m (1,932 ft)
Population (14 June 2016)[1]
 • Total 2,719
 • Density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4293
Area code 07946
Vehicle registration FR
Website www.gutau.at

Gutau is a municipality in the district of Freistadt in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.

History[edit]

Its name was first recorded in 1122. During the Napoleonic Wars, the town was occupied several times. After 1945, it belonged to the soviet control zone. In 1955 the Soviets left, so the infrastructural repairs and constructions began.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 2,112 —    
1880 2,164 +2.5%
1890 2,052 −5.2%
1900 2,123 +3.5%
1900 2,123 +0.0%
1910 2,131 +0.4%
1923 2,151 +0.9%
1934 2,141 −0.5%
1939 2,027 −5.3%
1951 2,137 +5.4%
1961 2,292 +7.3%
1971 2,360 +3.0%
1981 2,379 +0.8%
1991 2,548 +7.1%
2001 2,650 +4.0%
2013 2,721 +2.7%

Language[edit]

In 2001, 98.1% of the population named German as their colloquial language, while 0.5% speaks Bosnian language, and a further 0.1% Turkish.

Sport[edit]

Gutau hosts stages for the Jänner Rallye, which was the season opener for the European Rallye Championship in 2012.

Sights[edit]

The ruined, medieval Prandegg Castle is also located nearby.

You will also find a beautiful Church right in the centre of Gutau.

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