Perg

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Perg
Perg Kalvarienbergkirche.jpg
Coat of arms of Perg
Coat of arms
Perg is located in Austria
Perg
Perg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°15′1″N 14°38′1″E / 48.25028°N 14.63361°E / 48.25028; 14.63361Coordinates: 48°15′1″N 14°38′1″E / 48.25028°N 14.63361°E / 48.25028; 14.63361
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Perg
Government
 • Mayor Anton Froschauer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 26.46 km2 (10.22 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (14 June 2016)[1]
 • Total 8,274
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4320
Area code 07262
Vehicle registration PE
Website www.perg.at

Perg is a city in the Austrian state of Upper Austria, capital of the district of the same name.

History[edit]

Originally in the eastern part of the Duchy of Bavaria, Perg belonged to Austria from the 12th century on. In 1269 it received commercial privileges from King Ottokar II of Bohemia, and from 1490 it was part of the Principality of Austria on the Ems. Autonomous from 1542, it was occupied several times during the Napoleonic Wars.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 2,822 —    
1880 2,902 +2.8%
1890 2,978 +2.6%
1900 3,078 +3.4%
1910 3,231 +5.0%
1923 3,223 −0.2%
1934 3,264 +1.3%
1939 3,512 +7.6%
1951 3,773 +7.4%
1961 4,106 +8.8%
1971 4,913 +19.7%
1981 5,207 +6.0%
1991 5,958 +14.4%
2001 7,129 +19.7%
2011 7,727 +8.4%
2015 8,136 +5.3%

Main sights[edit]

  • Einhorn, a large unicorn sculpture inspired to the city's coat of arms.
  • Seifensiederhaus (workshop and home of a soap boiler), built in 1563.
  • The Late Baroque Kalvarienbergkirche (Church of the Calvary Hill, 1734–1735)
  • Pranger (pillory), a column in the main square of the city, built in 1587.
  • Steinbrecherhaus (home of mill-stone workers), a little house in old quarries of Perg with original furnishing, built in 1802

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