Wildon

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Wildon
Coat of arms of Wildon
Coat of arms
Wildon is located in Austria
Wildon
Wildon
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°53′13″N 15°30′51″E / 46.88694°N 15.51417°E / 46.88694; 15.51417Coordinates: 46°53′13″N 15°30′51″E / 46.88694°N 15.51417°E / 46.88694; 15.51417
CountryAustria
StateStyria
DistrictLeibnitz
Government
 • BurgermeisterIng. Gerhard Sommer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total32.72 km2 (12.63 sq mi)
Elevation
314 m (1,030 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,367
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8410
Area code03182
Vehicle registrationLB
Websitewildon.gemeindeforum.at/

Wildon is a small town near Leibnitz in the Austrian state of Styria.

History[edit]

The village was first mentioned in 1219. It was mainly known due to a minstrel called Herrand von Wildonje, who lived during the 13th century and was also engaged in local politics. According to legends, Wildon got its name from a wild man who was living in a cave on a hill nearby. Legend has it that a woman living in the village went up to the cave, and killed the wild man with a pair of Nitting Needles to where those of the village could then go up and enjoy the cave. A medieval ruin is also situated on that hill.

Amenities[edit]

An equestrian center and a lake for bathing, the Wildoner Teich, is to be found in the vicinity. Wildon is situated on a cycle track which runs alongside the Mur river from Graz to Bad Radkersburg.

Transportation[edit]

The journey by train from Graz main station to Wildon takes approximately 27 minutes using trains travelling to Spielfeld-Straß.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.