Kapfenberg

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Kapfenberg
Coat of arms of Kapfenberg
Coat of arms
Kapfenberg is located in Austria
Kapfenberg
Kapfenberg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283
Country Austria
State Styria
District Bruck-Mürzzuschlag
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Wegscheider (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 61.2 km2 (23.6 sq mi)
Elevation 502 m (1,647 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 21,503
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8605
Area code 03862
Vehicle registration BM
Website www.kapfenberg.at
Overview of Kapfenberg in central Austria

Kapfenberg [ˈkapfənbɛʁk], with around 23,059 inhabitants, is the third largest city in Styria, Austria, near Bruck an der Mur. The town's landmark is Burg Oberkapfenberg. Its main employer is the steel manufacturer Böhler.

The town has a swimming complex, a football stadium (Franz Fekete Stadium) used by the club Kapfenberger SV, and an ice rink. The Kapfenberg Bulls is a team in the Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga, the highest professional basketball league in Austria.

In 1970, Kapfenberg hosted the European Team Chess Championship, which was won by the Soviet Union.

Notable people[edit]

In alphabetic order

  • Melitta Breznik (born 1961), doctor and writer
  • Ruth Feldgrill-Zankel (born 1942), politician (ÖVP)
  • Erika Kloepfer (1913-2000), painter
  • Ernst Kovacic (born 1943) violinist and conductor
  • Peter Pilz (born 1954), politician (The Greens)
  • Claus Raidl (born 1942), manager
  • Brigitte Schwarz (born 1960), mayor of Kapfenberg 2005-2012
  • Albin Stranig (1908-1944), painter and sculptor
  • Wulfing von Stubenberg (1259-1318), Catholic bishop
  • Manfred Wegscheider (born 1949), politician (SPÖ)
View of Kapfenberg from Schlossberg.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Kapfenberg at Wikimedia Commons