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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.
|• Mayor||Manfred Kölly (FBL)|
|• Total||34.1 km2 (13.2 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||91/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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.
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.
The mandate assignments in the Municipal Council (23 seats) are SPÖ 11, ÖVP 7, FPÖ 5, Grüne 0, and other lists 0.
- The information in this article is based on a translation of its German equivalent.
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