Wilhering

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Wilhering
Doernbach Wallfahrtskirche 2005.jpg
Coat of arms of Wilhering
Coat of arms
Wilhering is located in Austria
Wilhering
Wilhering
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°19′0″N 14°12′0″E / 48.31667°N 14.20000°E / 48.31667; 14.20000Coordinates: 48°19′0″N 14°12′0″E / 48.31667°N 14.20000°E / 48.31667; 14.20000
Country Austria
State Upper Austria
District Linz-Land
Government
 • Mayor LAbg. Mario Wolfgang Mühlböck (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 270 m (890 ft)
Population (14 June 2016)[1]
 • Total 6,010
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 4073
Area codes 0 72 26
Vehicle registration LL
Website www.wilhering.at

Wilhering is a municipality in the district Linz-Land in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. Their slogan is "culture and life". Culturally they have Cistercian Abbey and the Rococo church, for life they have the nature and woods that are around Wilhering. The Cisterican Abbey was established in the 1146 and was then rebuilt after it had been burnt down. It contains sketches and paintings by Austrian Baroque painters. The church has Rococo interior which is one of the best examples of this style in Austria. [2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,690 —    
1880 1,654 −2.1%
1890 1,646 −0.5%
1900 1,692 +2.8%
1910 1,848 +9.2%
1923 1,958 +6.0%
1934 1,919 −2.0%
1939 2,137 +11.4%
1951 2,446 +14.5%
1961 2,568 +5.0%
1971 4,079 +58.8%
1981 4,108 +0.7%
1991 4,649 +13.2%
2001 5,191 +11.7%
2011 5,778 +11.3%

Politics[edit]

The mayor of the city is Mario Mühlböck of the SPÖ Party, which stands for Sozialdemkratische Partei Österreich; this is the leading party in Wilhering. He is responseable for the district waste association, social welfare assistance federation Linz-Land, chairman of the committee for social things, health matters, elderly affairs and integration matters. He is also a representative of Eisenwurzen.[3]

Education and Schools[edit]

Wilhering has an education and child care facility. there are three elementary schools in the towns Dörnbach, Schönering and Wilhering and has also a middle school until eighth grade. The Stifter High School is a private school in Wilhering. they also have two kindergartens and a place were children can stay after school until fourth grade and they get help with their homework. [4]

Public Transport[edit]

There are just a few municipalities with size of Wilhering that have their own public transport. they have a bus company that cover the entire municipality it is called WILIA. In 1930 they were allowed to have their own public transport and modernized it with the newest techniques.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden, Erstellt am 14.06.2016 (Last accessed 13.12.2016) for Wilhering.
  2. ^ "Planetware.com". Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wilhering.at". Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Wilhering.at". Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Wilhering.at". Retrieved 23 January 2011.