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Deutschkreutz (Hungarian: Sopronkeresztúr until 1899, Németkeresztúr Yiddish: צעלעם‎, translit. Zelem Croatian: Kerestur) is an Austrian market town in the district of Oberpullendorf in the state of Burgenland.

Deutschkreutz
Sopronkeresztúr légifotó.jpg
Coat of arms of Deutschkreutz
Coat of arms
Deutschkreutz is located in Austria
Deutschkreutz
Deutschkreutz
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°36′06″N 16°37′41″E / 47.60167°N 16.62806°E / 47.60167; 16.62806Coordinates: 47°36′06″N 16°37′41″E / 47.60167°N 16.62806°E / 47.60167; 16.62806
CountryAustria
StateBurgenland
DistrictOberpullendorf
Government
 • MayorManfred Kölly (FBL)
Area
 • Total34.1 km2 (13.2 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total3,102
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code7301
Vehicle registrationOP
Websitewww.deutschkreutz.at

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GeographyEdit

Deutschkreutz lies in Middle Burgenland. It is divided into the districts of Deutschkreutz and Girm. The town, like its neighbors Unterpetersdorf, Horitschon, and Neckenmarkt, is located in Blaufränkischland.

HistoryEdit

Deutschkreutz has been a market town since 1340 (no documention 1370-1429). The town belonged to Hungary as part of Sopron County until 1920/21. After the end of World War I, the territory was given to Austria by the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon. Since 1921, the town has belonged to the newly founded State of Burgenland.

In Jewish history, Deutschkreutz was one of the Seven Communities of Burgenland.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
18693,177—    
18803,184+0.2%
18903,646+14.5%
19003,952+8.4%
19103,891−1.5%
19233,929+1.0%
19344,220+7.4%
19393,796−10.0%
19513,852+1.5%
19613,901+1.3%
19713,673−5.8%
19813,522−4.1%
19913,327−5.5%
20013,221−3.2%
20113,136−2.6%

PoliticsEdit

Deutschkreutz's mayor is Manfred Kölly who was expelled from the FPÖ in December 2006. Vice mayors are Mag. Robert Friedl of the SPÖ and Paul Fennes of the ÖVP. Its chief officer is Stefan Schöller.

The mandate assignments in the Municipal Council (23 seats) are SPÖ 11, ÖVP 7, FPÖ 5, Grüne 0, and other lists 0.

PersonalitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • The information in this article is based on a translation of its German equivalent.