|District||Sankt Veit an der Glan|
|• Mayor||Ferdinand Wachernig|
|• Total||97.73 km2 (37.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||642 m (2,106 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||22/km2 (57/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Straßburg is divided into the following boroughs: St. Georgen, Straßburg-Land, and Straßburg-Stadt.
It is further divided into the districts of Bachl, Buldorf, Dörfl, Dielach, Dobersberg, Drahtzug, Edling, Gassarest, Glabötsch, Gruschitz, Gundersdorf, Höllein, Hackl, Hausdorf, Herd, Hohenfeld, Kraßnitz, Kreuth, Kreuzen, Kulmitzen, Langwiesen, Lees, Lieding, Machuli, Mannsdorf, Mellach, Mitterdorf, Moschitz, Olschnögg, Olschnitz, Olschnitz-Lind, Pöckstein-Zwischenwässern, Pölling, Pabenberg, Ratschach, Sankt Georgen, Sankt Jakob, Sankt Johann, Sankt Magdalen, Sankt Peter, Schattseite, Schmaritzen, Schneßnitz, Straßburg-Stadt.
Straßburg was first mentioned in 864, when King Louis the German gave the Archdiocese of Salzburg a seat there. The Straßburg Fortress was erected in 1147 under the fourth Bishop of Gurk Roman I. In the 15th century, it was expanded into a castle and it served as the seat of Prince-Bishops of Gurk until the 18th century. As the bishop's seat, Straßburg was the most important town in the Gurk Valley and was thus elevated to a market town in 1229 and to a city in 1382. It received its city rights in 1402 from Prince-Bishop Conrad III von Helfenberg. The seat of the Gurk Bishops was moved in the 18th century to the nearby Pöckstein Castle in Zwischenwässern and then later to Klagenfurt, so the city lost its importance. The castle received extensive damage from the 1767 earthquake and was not rebuilt until the late 20th century.
The Straßburg Municipal Council has 19 seats and the following party mandates:
Mayor Ferdinand Wachernig's (FPÖ) greatest competition is Councilman Hubert PUTZ.
Culture and landmarks
- The Folk Art Museum and the Hunting Museum in Straßburg Castle.
- Straßburg Castle, the former residence of the Prince-Bishops of Gurk
- Pöckstein Castle
- St. Nikolaus Church
- St. Margaretha zu Lieding Church: a romanesque church built around 1200 around with a quire and spire from the 14th century.
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