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Coat of arms of Lichtenwörth
Coat of arms
Lichtenwörth is located in Austria
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°49′00″N 16°16′00″E / 47.81667°N 16.26667°E / 47.81667; 16.26667Coordinates: 47°49′00″N 16°16′00″E / 47.81667°N 16.26667°E / 47.81667; 16.26667
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Wiener Neustadt-Land
 • Mayor Manfred Augusztin (SPÖ)
 • Total 22.87 km2 (8.83 sq mi)
Elevation 254 m (833 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 2,765
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2493
Area code 02622
Vehicle registration WB
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Lichtenwörth is a market town in Austria. It is situated by the rivers Leitha and Warme Fischa. The market town has a kindergarten school, an elementary school and a high school. It also has a music school.


The place was first mentioned in 1174. Also in the 12th century, a water castle was built, that was destroyed at the end of the 15th century.

In 1747, under the regency of Maria Theresa, the needle factory Nadelburg was established. The factory was expanded with a cotton mill in the early 19th century. A workers' settlement grew around the factories. The Nadelburg was closed in 1930. It is now a museum.[2]

Lichtenwörth became a market town in 1992.

Lichtenworth is also very much remembered for its concentration slave labor camp during the Third Reich. It was a sub-camp of Mauthausen. Mainly Jewish women were force marched from Budapest. The conditions were brutal and many died there.

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The council of Lichtenwörth consists of 21 members, grouped in 4 parties (2010 elections).

  • SPÖ: 11 members
  • ÖVP: 5 members
  • LPL: 4 members
  • UFO (Unabhängiges Forum): 1 member