Sankt Florian

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Sankt Florian
Oesterreich stift stflorian.jpg
Coat of arms of Sankt Florian
Coat of arms
Sankt Florian is located in Austria
Sankt Florian
Sankt Florian
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°12′32″N 14°22′46″E / 48.20889°N 14.37944°E / 48.20889; 14.37944Coordinates: 48°12′32″N 14°22′46″E / 48.20889°N 14.37944°E / 48.20889; 14.37944
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Linz-Land
Government
 • Mayor Robert Franz Zeitlinger (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (14 June 2016)[1]
 • Total 6,077
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4490
Area codes 07224, 07223
Vehicle registration LL
Website Official website

Sankt Florian is a town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. It is 10 miles (16 km) from Linz.

Sankt Florian is the home of St Florian's Priory, a community of Canons Regular named after Saint Florian and one of the oldest operational monasteries in the world following the Rule of St Augustine. Composer Anton Bruckner (1824–96), who was a choirboy and later organist in the town, is buried beneath the organ inside the monastic church, which was elevated to the rank of basilica minor in 1999.[2]

The town is also known for its boys' choir (St Florianer Sängerknaben),[3] founded in 1071. The choir has been a traditional part of the monastery's worship from its beginning and has contributed significantly to the identity of the town. It has particular responsibility for providing excellence in sacred music for the religious community, but also undertakes successful international concert tours and television appearances.[citation needed]

Selected discography[edit]

Museums[edit]

Sankt Florian has a firefighting museum (Historisches Feuerwehrzeughaus; situated in a part of the monastic buildings), a hunting museum (Jagdmuseum Schloss Hohenbrunn)[4] and a museum of farming and local history (Sumerauerhof).

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 3,631 —    
1880 3,804 +4.8%
1890 3,700 −2.7%
1900 3,722 +0.6%
1910 3,714 −0.2%
1923 3,583 −3.5%
1934 3,613 +0.8%
1951 4,266 +18.1%
1961 3,709 −13.1%
1971 3,843 +3.6%
1981 4,129 +7.4%
1991 5,116 +23.9%
2001 5,530 +8.1%
2011 5,976 +8.1%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden, Erstellt am 14.06.2016 (Last accessed 13.12.2016) for Sankt Florian.
  2. ^ Sankt Florian Monastery website, stift-st-florian.at; accessed 4 November 2016.(German)
  3. ^ "Aktuelles". Florianer.at. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Aeiou photo date image". Aeioue.at. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 

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