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Coat of arms of Kapfenberg
Coat of arms
Kapfenberg is located in Austria
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
 • Mayor Manfred Wegscheider (SPÖ)
 • Total 61.2 km2 (23.6 sq mi)
Elevation 502 m (1,647 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[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

Kapfenberg [ˈkapfənbɛʁk], with around 22,000 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.

View of Kapfenberg from Schlossberg


External links[edit]

Media related to Kapfenberg at Wikimedia Commons