Ferndorf

Ferndorf (Slovene: Perja vas) is a municipality in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Ferndorf
View to Lake Millstatt
View to Lake Millstatt
Coat of arms of Ferndorf
Coat of arms
Ferndorf is located in Austria
Ferndorf
Ferndorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°44′N 13°38′E / 46.733°N 13.633°E / 46.733; 13.633Coordinates: 46°44′N 13°38′E / 46.733°N 13.633°E / 46.733; 13.633
CountryAustria
StateCarinthia
DistrictVillach-Land
Government
 • MayorJosef Haller (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total31.36 km2 (12.11 sq mi)
Elevation
560 m (1,840 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,156
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9702
Area code04245
Websitewww.ferndorf.gv.at

GeographyEdit

The municipal area stretches from the Drava Valley up to the Mirnock range, part of the Nock Mountains, and the southeastern shore of Millstätter See. It comprises the cadastral communities of Ferndorf and Gschriet, made up of numerous scattered settlements and farmsteads.

Original an agricultural area, the population today largely depends on the magnesite works in nearby Radenthein and on summer tourism. The municipality has access to the Tauern Autobahn (A10) running through the Drava valley and to the parallel railway line from Villach to Spittal an der Drau at Ferndorf station.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Millstatt Radenthein
Spittal an der Drau   Feld am See
Stockenboi Paternion Fresach

HistoryEdit

 
St Paul's Church

Vedendorf in the Duchy of Carinthia was first mentioned in a 1391 deed. The present-day parish church of St Paul's is documented since 1438.

The Ferndorf municipality was established after the March Revolution in 1850. From 1865 to 1906 it was incorporated into the neighbouring market town of Paternion.

PoliticsEdit

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2015 local elections:

Twin townEdit

Ferndorf is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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