Schweiggers

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Schweiggers
Coat of arms of Schweiggers
Coat of arms
Schweiggers is located in Austria
Schweiggers
Schweiggers
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°40′00″N 15°03′00″E / 48.66667°N 15.05000°E / 48.66667; 15.05000Coordinates: 48°40′00″N 15°03′00″E / 48.66667°N 15.05000°E / 48.66667; 15.05000
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Zwettl
Government
 • Mayor Johann Hölzl (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 58.65 km2 (22.64 sq mi)
Elevation 633 m (2,077 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 1,993
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3931
Area code 02829
Vehicle registration ZT
Website www.schweiggers.gv.at

Schweiggers is a municipality in the district of Zwettl, in Lower Austria, Austria.

History[edit]

The municipality shares the changeful History of Austria.

1182: First mention as "Swichers".
1643: The name "Schweiggers" appears.

Landscape[edit]

The landscape of Schweiggers is characterized by gentle hills and green valleys.

River[edit]

The origin of the German Thaya river is near Schweiggers.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1971 2,162 —    
1981 2,127 −1.6%
1991 2,067 −2.8%
2001 2,039 −1.4%
2013 1,986 −2.6%

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms is divided in two. The left side shows two crossed arrows on a red background, and the right side shows two black stanchions on a golden background. The right side reminds of the coat of arms of the Kuenringer, an Austrian dynasty.

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