Stockerau

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Stockerau
Stockerau - Kirche hl. Stephan (2).JPG
Coat of arms of Stockerau
Coat of arms
Stockerau is located in Austria
Stockerau
Stockerau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°23′N 16°13′E / 48.383°N 16.217°E / 48.383; 16.217Coordinates: 48°23′N 16°13′E / 48.383°N 16.217°E / 48.383; 16.217
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Korneuburg
Government
 • Mayor Helmut Laab
Area
 • Total 37.41 km2 (14.44 sq mi)
Elevation 176 m (577 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 16,444
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 2000, 2003
Area code 02266
Website www.stockerau.gv.at

Stockerau (German pronunciation: [ʃtɔkəˈʁaʊ]) is a town in the district of Korneuburg in Lower Austria, Austria.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18697,868—    
18808,051+2.3%
18908,584+6.6%
190010,410+21.3%
191011,958+14.9%
192311,339−5.2%
193411,526+1.6%
193913,924+20.8%
195111,336−18.6%
196111,996+5.8%
197112,852+7.1%
198112,679−1.3%
199113,608+7.3%
200114,452+6.2%
201115,657+8.3%

Amenities[edit]

Leisure facilities are various: wellness centre, sports centre with three gyms, judo and table tennis gym, skittle alley and football stadium. In addition there are indoor and outdoor tennis facilities.

Stockerau offers a range of exhibitions, concerts, readings and singing evenings in the cultural centre "Belvedereschlößl". In the cellar of this castle, built in 16th century and revitalised by the town community in the year 1984, you will find the district museum.

Between Stockerau and the Danube there is a large forest.

Saint Coloman was martyred here in 1012, and is known as St. Coloman of Stockerau.

Belevedere castle

Mayors[edit]

[2]

  • 1893–1908 Julius Schaumann
  • 1908–1912 Josef Weineck
  • 1912–1914 Wenzel Kreuz
  • 1919–1927 Eduard Rösch
  • 1927–1933 Josef Wolfik
  • 1933–1938 Johann Schidla
  • 1938–1945 Heinrich Mayrl
  • 1945–1970 Josef Wondrak (SPÖ) (1893-1982)
  • 1970–1979 Franz Blabolil
  • 1979–2006 Leopold Richentzky
  • since 2006 Helmut Laab

Transportation[edit]

Given its relatively close distance to Vienna, S3 of the Vienna S-Bahn operates half-hourly service to Vienna as well as hourly service to Hollabrunn. Regional trains operate from Vienna to Retz and Znojmo in the north and Wiener Neustadt and Payerbach-Reichenau in the south.

Famous people from Stockerau[edit]

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