Liezen

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Liezen
Liezen is located in Austria
Liezen
Liezen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°34′00″N 14°14′00″E / 47.56667°N 14.23333°E / 47.56667; 14.23333Coordinates: 47°34′00″N 14°14′00″E / 47.56667°N 14.23333°E / 47.56667; 14.23333
Country Austria
State Styria
District Liezen
Government
 • Mayor Rudolf Hakel (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 56.36 km2 (21.76 sq mi)
Elevation 664 m (2,178 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 6,865
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8940
Area code 03612
Vehicle registration LI
Website www.liezen.at

Liezen is a municipality in the Austrian federal state of Styria, district capital of the district of the same name and economic center on the River Enns.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,944 —    
1880 2,260 +16.3%
1890 2,220 −1.8%
1900 2,143 −3.5%
1910 2,224 +3.8%
1923 2,218 −0.3%
1934 2,417 +9.0%
1939 2,868 +18.7%
1951 4,802 +67.4%
1961 5,444 +13.4%
1971 6,402 +17.6%
1981 7,034 +9.9%
1991 7,051 +0.2%
2001 6,908 −2.0%
2011 6,839 −1.0%

Politics[edit]

Its mayor, Rudolf Hakel, is a member of the regionally prominent political party SPÖ, which also holds an absolute majority in the local council with 17 members out of 25.

Economy[edit]

A large mechanical engineering plant, Maschinenfabrik Liezen und Gießerei, is located in the east of the town; it was connected to the "Noricum scandal" in the 1980s due to the illegal export of armaments. As of 2012, the company remained a large employer.

Popular Culture[edit]

Liezen figures in the adventure novel series by Gerard de Villiers It is the location of the fictional Schloss von Linge home of the man of adventure Prince Malko Linge.

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