Sankt Urban

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Sankt Urban
Coat of arms of Sankt Urban
Coat of arms
Sankt Urban is located in Austria
Sankt Urban
Sankt Urban
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°45′N 14°10′E / 46.750°N 14.167°E / 46.750; 14.167Coordinates: 46°45′N 14°10′E / 46.750°N 14.167°E / 46.750; 14.167
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Feldkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Dietmar Rauter
Area
 • Total 27.27 km2 (10.53 sq mi)
Elevation 792 m (2,598 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 1,557
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9554
Website www.sturban.at

Sankt Urban (Slovene: Sveti Urban ) is a town in the district of Feldkirchen in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Geography[edit]

Sankt Urban lies in the Gurktal Alps in north-central Carinthia, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of Feldkirchen on St. Urban Lake. The lowest point is at 520 metres (1,710 ft) in the Glan valley and the highest at 1,338 m (4,390 ft) on the Hocheck.

Nature[edit]

Dobra Moor[edit]

The Dobra moor (also called Jakobi or Freundsamer moor) is located at an altitude of 902 m above sea level. Surrounded by numerous gently rolling hills, such as the Gößeberg, Paulsberg and Illmitzer forest, it boasts a rich plant life which is typical of moors. This bog hosts a rare kind of Nordic Birch, a relic from the ice age which was first discovered in Carinthia in 1922.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Steuerberg Frauenstein
CompassRose16 N.png Liebenfels
Feldkirchen in Kärnten Glanegg

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