|District||Sankt Veit an der Glan|
|• Mayor||Johann Fugger (ÖVP)|
|• Total||74.65 km2 (28.82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||748 m (2,454 ft)|
|• Density||11/km2 (28/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The municipal area stretches along the densely forested valley of the Glödnitz river, a tributary of the Gurk, in the northwestern Gurktal Alps. The Flattnitz Pass in the north leads to the Mur valley in Styria; Glödnitz also borders on the Carinthian municipalities of Metnitz, Weitensfeld im Gurktal, Deutsch-Griffen, and Albeck.
A Roman road across Flattnitz Pass already existed in ancient times, possibly including a mansio in the Glödnitz area. The settlement of Glodati was first named in an 898 deed. A chapel donated by Saint Hemma of Gurk was mentioned in 1043, it was later rebuilt as the present-day St Maragaret parish church. In medieval times, large estates in the area were held by the Bishops of Gurk, who also had a filial church erected near Flattnitz Pass.
The Glödnitz municipality was established in 1850. Since the 1920s the former agricultural area is increasingly shaped by tourism, especially in winter.
Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2015 local elections:
- "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- (in German) Municipal site