Großweikersdorf

Großweikersdorf is a municipality in the district of Tulln in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

Großweikersdorf
Grossweikersdorf Hauptplatz.jpg
Coat of arms of Großweikersdorf
Großweikersdorf is located in Austria
Großweikersdorf
Großweikersdorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°28′21″N 15°58′48″E / 48.47250°N 15.98000°E / 48.47250; 15.98000Coordinates: 48°28′21″N 15°58′48″E / 48.47250°N 15.98000°E / 48.47250; 15.98000
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictTulln
Government
 • MayorLeopold Spielauer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total43.36 km2 (16.74 sq mi)
Elevation
211 m (692 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,180
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3701
Area code02955
Vehicle registrationTU
Websitewww.grossweikersdorf.gv.at

The composer Ignaz Pleyel (1757–1831) was born in the nearby village of Ruppersthal. His birthplace is now the Pleyel Museum.

The priest Heinrich Maier (1908-1945) was born in Großweikersdorf. His very successful Catholic resistance group during the Nazi era passed on plans and production facilities for V-1, V-2 rockets, Tiger tanks and aircraft to the Allies. This enabled the Allies to target decisive armaments factories and to protect residential areas.[3][4][5][6][7]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19712,627—    
19812,555−2.7%
19912,653+3.8%
20012,786+5.0%

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.
  3. ^ Christoph Thurner "The CASSIA Spy Ring in World War II Austria: A History of the OSS's Maier-Messner Group" (2017), pp 35.
  4. ^ Elisabeth Boeckl-Klamper, Thomas Mang, Wolfgang Neugebauer: Gestapo-Leitstelle Wien 1938–1945. Vienna 2018, ISBN 978-3-902494-83-2, p 299–305.
  5. ^ Hans Schafranek: Widerstand und Verrat: Gestapospitzel im antifaschistischen Untergrund. Vienna 2017, ISBN 978-3-7076-0622-5, p 161–248.
  6. ^ Peter Broucek "Die österreichische Identität im Widerstand 1938–1945" (2008), p 163.
  7. ^ Hansjakob Stehle "Die Spione aus dem Pfarrhaus (German: The spy from the rectory)" In: Die Zeit, 5 January 1996.

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