Purbach am Neusiedlersee

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Purbach am Neusiedler See
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Coat of arms of Purbach am Neusiedler See
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Purbach am Neusiedler See is located in Austria
Purbach am Neusiedler See
Purbach am Neusiedler See
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°55′N 16°42′E / 47.917°N 16.700°E / 47.917; 16.700Coordinates: 47°55′N 16°42′E / 47.917°N 16.700°E / 47.917; 16.700
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Eisenstadt-Umgebung
Government
 • Mayor Richard Hermann
Area
 • Total 45.75 km2 (17.66 sq mi)
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 2,835
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7083
Area codes +43 2683
Website www.purbach.at

Purbach am Neusiedlersee (Hungarian: Feketeváros), which is sometimes written as Purbach am Neusiedler See or Purbach am See, is a town in the Austrian state of Burgenland known for its viticulture.[2] It lies in the Eisenstadt-Umgebung district.

Purbach is located at the western shores of Neusiedler See, the only steppe lake in Central Europe, and the only lake without natural outflow in Europe.

Names[edit]

Purbach am Neusiedlersee, literally Purbach on Lake Neusiedl, is often referred to solely as Purbach. It was Feketeváros, Sopron, Hungary prior to the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

It was known as Porpuk in Croatian.

History[edit]

Settlement in Purbach can be traced to the 6th century BCE.

During Roman times, it lay on the famous amber trade route.

The first documented mention of the town occurred in 1270.

In 1918, the city changed from Feketeváros, Sopron, Hungary to present day Purbach am Neusiedlersee, Burgenland, Austria.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1896 1,734 —    
1880 1,683 −2.9%
1890 1,874 +11.3%
1900 1,794 −4.3%
1910 1,923 +7.2%
1923 1,899 −1.2%
1934 2,134 +12.4%
1939 2,169 +1.6%
1951 2,170 +0.0%
1961 2,184 +0.6%
1971 2,159 −1.1%
1981 2,346 +8.7%
1991 2,274 −3.1%
2001 2,346 +3.2%
2011 2,726 +16.2%
2016 2,835 +4.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 2016-01-01) for Purbach am Neusiedler See.
  2. ^ Purbach, www.austria.info

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