Sankt Georgen am Längsee
|Sankt Georgen am Längsee|
Sankt Georgen Abbey
|District||Sankt Veit an der Glan|
|• Mayor||Konrad Seunig (SPÖ)|
|• Total||69.8 km2 (26.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||537 m (1,762 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal codes||9330, 9313|
Sankt Georgen is located at the Längsee north of the Zollfeld Valley. In the east, the Gurk River flows southwards into the Klagenfurt basin. The municipal area comprises the cadastral communities of Goggerwenig, Gösseling, Launsdorf, Osterwitz, and Taggenbrunn as well as famous Hochosterwitz Castle in the south.
The settlement arose from the former Sankt Georgen monastery of Benedictine nuns established about 1002/08 by the local Countess Wichburg, a granddaughter of the Bavarian duke Eberhard. Rebuilt in a Baroque style, it was dissolved by order of Emperor Joseph II in 1783. Today the premises serve as a conference centre.
Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2009[update] elections:
- Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ): 11
- Freedom Party in Carinthia (BZÖ): 8
- Austrian People's Party (ÖVP): 3
- ERNST (Independent): 1
Twin towns — sister cities
Sankt Georgen is twinned with:
- Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Sankt Georgen am Längsee.
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