Sankt Jakob im Rosental

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Sankt Jakob im Rosental
Coat of arms of Sankt Jakob im Rosental
Coat of arms
Sankt Jakob im Rosental is located in Austria
Sankt Jakob im Rosental
Sankt Jakob im Rosental
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°32′N 14°3′E / 46.533°N 14.050°E / 46.533; 14.050Coordinates: 46°32′N 14°3′E / 46.533°N 14.050°E / 46.533; 14.050
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Villach-Land
 • Mayor Johann Obiltschnig
 • Total 78.77 km2 (30.41 sq mi)
Elevation 480 m (1,570 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 4,249
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9184
Area code 04253

Sankt Jakob im Rosental (Slovene: Šentjakob v Rožu) is a town in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.


The municipality borders on Slovenia in the south, and the northern boundary is formed by the Drau River. It lies in the western part of the Rosen valley.


According to the 2001 census 16.4% of the population are Carinthian Slovenes.


In the Carinthian Plebiscite of 1920, Sankt Jakob was one of the 17 Carinthian municipalities, where the majority of the population (54%) voted for the annexation to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Yugoslavia).


Among the famous natives of the municipality were the Slovene philologists Matija Ahacel and Anton Janežič.