Sankt Radegund

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Sankt Radegund
Sankt Radegund Pfarrkirche1.jpg
Coat of arms of Sankt Radegund
Coat of arms
Sankt Radegund is located in Austria
Sankt Radegund
Sankt Radegund
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°05′48″N 12°45′43″E / 48.09667°N 12.76194°E / 48.09667; 12.76194Coordinates: 48°05′48″N 12°45′43″E / 48.09667°N 12.76194°E / 48.09667; 12.76194
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictBraunau am Inn
Government
 • MayorSimon Sigl (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total17.97 km2 (6.94 sq mi)
Elevation
480 m (1,570 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total589
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
5121
Area code06278
Vehicle registrationBR
Websitewww.st-radegund.at

Sankt Radegund, abbreviated St. Radegund, is a municipality in the district of Braunau am Inn in the Austrian state of Upper Austria, named after Saint Radegund. It is situated at the western rim of the Innviertel region, where the Salzach river forms the border to the German state of Bavaria.

History[edit]

Originally a part of the stem duchy of Bavaria, Sankt Radegund together with the Innviertel fell to the Archduchy of Austria according to the rules of the 1779 Treaty of Teschen. In the early 1930s, Joseph Ratzinger, who would later become Pope Benedict XVI, took Sunday walks with his mother to Sankt Radegund "and to other localities on the Austrian side of the Salzach".[3] The village is known as the birthplace of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, a Catholic farmer and conscientious objector who was executed at Brandenburg-Görden Prison in August 1943. Jägerstätter would eventually be beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on October 26, 2007.[4] Jägerstätter's wife, Franziska Jägerstätter, continued to live in Sankt Radegund up to her death in March 2013, at the age of 100.[5]

Geography[edit]

Sankt Radegund lies in the Innviertel region. About 72 percent of the municipality is forest and 22 percent farmland.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Badde, Paul (2017). "Dialogue in Brazil, China, and Austria—2007". Benedict Up Close: The Inside Story of Eight Dramatic Years. Translated by Michael J. Miller. Irondale, AL: EWTN Publishing. p. 95. ISBN 9781682780381. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Blessed Franz Jägerstätter: Celebration of Beatification in the Maria-Empfängnis-Cathedral in Linz". Katholische Kirche in Oberösterreich. Diözese Linz Kommunikationsbüro. 26 October 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  5. ^ Roberts, Tom (8 April 2013). "Franz Jägerstätter's widow, 'a warm, gentle soul,' dies at 100". National Catholic Reporter. The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company. Retrieved 14 August 2019. [Jesuit Fr. John Dear] had gone [to St. Radegund] to look for the homestead and came upon an elderly woman eating plums from a tree outside a residence. When he asked if she knew where the Jägerstätters lived, she responded, 'I am Frau Jägerstätter.'