Mönichkirchen

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Mönichkirchen
Coat of arms of Mönichkirchen
Coat of arms
Mönichkirchen is located in Austria
Mönichkirchen
Mönichkirchen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°30′N 16°2′E / 47.500°N 16.033°E / 47.500; 16.033Coordinates: 47°30′N 16°2′E / 47.500°N 16.033°E / 47.500; 16.033
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictNeunkirchen
Government
 • MayorAndreas Graf
Area
 • Total16.31 km2 (6.30 sq mi)
Elevation
967 m (3,173 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total606
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2872
Area code02649
Websitewww.moenichkirchen.at

Mönichkirchen is a market town in the district of Neunkirchen in the south of the Austrian state of Lower Austria with a population of 607 inhabitants (1.1.2013).

Geography[edit]

Mönichkirchen is situated on the east side of the Wechsel mountain (1,743 m) in the south-east Industrieviertel near the border with Styria. The size of the village is 16.27 km². 68.34% of the area is forested.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869479—    
1880546+14.0%
1890540−1.1%
1900526−2.6%
1910615+16.9%
1923579−5.9%
1934662+14.3%
1939646−2.4%
1951669+3.6%
1961752+12.4%
1971782+4.0%
1981741−5.2%
1991721−2.7%
2001623−13.6%
2011597−4.2%

Sports Activities[edit]

Skiing and hiking resort around Mönichkirchen

There are two sports clubs at Mönichkirchen:

  • Winter sports club Mönichkirchen
  • Soccer club FC Mönichkirchen

Around the village of Mönichkirchen there is a skiing resort that is joined by several lifts to the adjacent skiing resort of Mariensee (village of Aspangberg-Sankt Peter). The total length of skislopes of both resorts is about 13 km. Both villages operate three chair lifts and one drag lift.
During summer the region is commonly used for hiking and climbing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.