Raiding, Austria

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Raiding
Center of Raiding.jpg
Coat of arms of Raiding
Coat of arms
Location of Raiding
Raiding is located in Austria
Raiding
Raiding
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°34′N 16°32′E / 47.567°N 16.533°E / 47.567; 16.533Coordinates: 47°34′N 16°32′E / 47.567°N 16.533°E / 47.567; 16.533
CountryAustria
StateBurgenland
DistrictOberpullendorf
Government
 • MayorMarkus Landauer
Area
 • Total13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation
253 m (830 ft)
Population
(1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total840
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7321
Websitewww.raiding.at

Raiding (German pronunciation: [ˈʁaɪdɪŋ]; Hungarian: Doborján, pronounced [ˈdoborjaːn]; Croatian: Rajnof) is a small Austrian market town in the district of Oberpullendorf in Burgenland. It is the birthplace of Franz Liszt.

Geography[edit]

The municipality lies on Raiding Creek in Middle Burgenland; Raiding is the only borough in the municipality.

History[edit]

Raiding was first documented in 1425 as Dobornya.

Like the rest of Burgenland, Raiding belonged to Hungary from c. 900 to 1920/21. After the end of the First World War, Western Hungary was given to Austria with the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon; there it formed the new province of Burgenland.

In 1971, Raiding was merged with Unterfrauenhaid and Lackendorf into a larger municipality, which was later dissolved. Raiding has been a market town since 1990.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869713—    
1880736+3.2%
1890880+19.6%
1900928+5.5%
1910928+0.0%
1923976+5.2%
19341,076+10.2%
1939994−7.6%
1951964−3.0%
1961872−9.5%
1971846−3.0%
1981801−5.3%
1991854+6.6%
2001836−2.1%
2011836+0.0%

Politics[edit]

The municipal council has 15 seats with party mandates as follows: SPÖ 9, ÖVP 6, FPÖ 0, Grüne 0, and other lists 0.

Culture and Landmarks[edit]

Business and infrastructure[edit]

Viticulture is the main business in Raiding. Other industries there include metal construction and soda water production.

Personalities[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

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