Seebenstein

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Seebenstein
Seebenstein - Kirche.JPG
Coat of arms of Seebenstein
Coat of arms
Seebenstein is located in Austria
Seebenstein
Seebenstein
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°42′N 16°9′E / 47.700°N 16.150°E / 47.700; 16.150Coordinates: 47°42′N 16°9′E / 47.700°N 16.150°E / 47.700; 16.150
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Neunkirchen
Government
 • Mayor Walter Endl
Area
 • Total 9.09 km2 (3.51 sq mi)
Elevation 348 m (1,142 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 1,388
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 2824
Area code 02627
Website www.seebenstein.at

Seebenstein is a town in the district of Neunkirchen in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

Geography[edit]

Seebenstein is in the industrial quarter of Lower Austria. The town covers 9.09 square kilometers and is 62.71 percent forested. The town includes the Seebenstein nature park and historic ruin of the Turkensturz. The town is overlooked by Burg Seebenstein.

History[edit]

In ancient times, Seebenstein was part of the Celtic kingdom of Noricum.

Historical population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 587 —    
1880 700 +19.3%
1890 768 +9.7%
1900 872 +13.5%
1910 979 +12.3%
1923 1,049 +7.2%
1934 952 −9.2%
1939 967 +1.6%
1951 1,075 +11.2%
1961 1,033 −3.9%
1971 1,088 +5.3%
1981 1,040 −4.4%
1991 1,139 +9.5%
2001 1,196 +5.0%
2011 1,326 +10.9%
Building from carpark

Demographics[edit]

In the 2001 census the population was described as 84.4% Roman Catholic, 3.8% evangelical, 0.5% Muslim, 0.3% Orthodox Christian, and 9.4% with no religion.

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