Zillingtal

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Zillingtal
Zillingtal is located in Austria
Zillingtal
Zillingtal
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°49′N 16°25′E / 47.817°N 16.417°E / 47.817; 16.417Coordinates: 47°49′N 16°25′E / 47.817°N 16.417°E / 47.817; 16.417
Country Austria
State Burgenland
District Eisenstadt-Umgebung
Government
 • Mayor Johann Fellinger
Area
 • Total 13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 925
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 7034
Website www.burgenland.at[permanent dead link]

Zillingtal (Hungarian: Völgyfalva) is a community of 925 inhabitants in the West of the district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung in Austria's federal state Burgenland.

Due to numerous Croatian immigrants, there is a minority population of Burgenland-Croatians. The Croatian name of Zillingtal is Celindof.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 938 —    
1880 732 −22.0%
1890 886 +21.0%
1900 969 +9.4%
1910 972 +0.3%
1923 1,014 +4.3%
1934 918 −9.5%
1939 911 −0.8%
1951 699 −23.3%
1961 636 −9.0%
1971 626 −1.6%
1981 584 −6.7%
1991 615 +5.3%
2001 860 +39.8%
2011 916 +6.5%

References[edit]

Geography[edit]

The community is situated in the North of Burgenland close to the Lower Austrian Border.

History[edit]

Before Christ, the community was part of the Celtic kingdom Noricum and part of the environment of the Celtic hilltop settlement Burgberg.

Later on, under the governance of the Roman Empire, the community of Zillingtal was situated in the province of Pannonia.

There is an Avaric field of tombs from the 7th and 8th century, that has been discovered in 1927.

The name of Zillingtal was first mentioned officially in 1271. In 1529 and in 1683 Zillingtal was destroyed by the Turkish Army. Afterwards, Croations refilled the population which had been destroyed by the Turkish wars. Until 1920/21 Zillingtal was part of Hungary, as well as the rest of Burgenland. From 1898 the Hungarian Magyarising politics enforced by the Hungarian government in Budapest made the use of the Hungarian name of Zillingtal, Völfyfalu, mandatory.

After the end of the First World War, Burgenland was, after a number of negotiations at St. Germain and Trianon in 1919 integrated to Austria.

Politics[edit]

Mayor of Zillingtal is Johann Fellinger, member of SPÖ. Vize-Mayor is Karl Aibler, member of ÖVP. Head Official is Eva Karacson.

The local councel which has 15 seats as a whole, is composed this way: SPÖ 8 seats, ÖVP 6 and LBL 1.