Sankt Veit am Vogau

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Sankt Veit am Vogau
Coat of arms of Sankt Veit am Vogau
Coat of arms
Sankt Veit am Vogau is located in Austria
Sankt Veit am Vogau
Sankt Veit am Vogau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°44′52″N 15°37′36″E / 46.74778°N 15.62667°E / 46.74778; 15.62667Coordinates: 46°44′52″N 15°37′36″E / 46.74778°N 15.62667°E / 46.74778; 15.62667
Country Austria
State Styria
District Leibnitz
Government
 • Mayor Manfred Tatzl (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 25.9 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Elevation 262-297 m (−712 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 1,918
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8423
Area code 03453
Vehicle registration LB
Website www.st-veit-vogau.gv.at

Sankt Veit am Vogau is a former municipality in the district of Leibnitz in Styria, Austria. Since the 2015 Styria municipal structural reform, it is part of the municipality Sankt Veit in der Südsteiermark.[2]

Homophobia and Islamophobia[edit]

In March 2013 the small town created a large nationwide publicity, when the town's mayor, Manfred Tatzl from ÖVP told falter.at in an interview, "Wir sind hier auf dem Land, Homosexualität verurteilt ein jeder." ("We are living in a rural area, everybody here condemns homosexuality.") and added, "[es gebe] "Gott sei Dank" keine Muslime im Ort" (there were, "Thank God, [...] no muslims in town.")[3] in order to defend the town's reverend Karl Tropper, who had been preaching against homosexuality and Islam for years.[4]

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