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Hollabrunn is a district capital town in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, on the Göllersbach river.

Hollabrunn
The parish church of Hollabrunn
The parish church of Hollabrunn
Coat of arms of Hollabrunn
Coat of arms
Hollabrunn is located in Austria
Hollabrunn
Hollabrunn
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°34′N 16°6′E / 48.567°N 16.100°E / 48.567; 16.100Coordinates: 48°34′N 16°6′E / 48.567°N 16.100°E / 48.567; 16.100
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictHollabrunn
Government
 • MayorAlfred Babinsky (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total152.37 km2 (58.83 sq mi)
Elevation
236 m (774 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total11,681
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2020
Area code02952
Websitewww.hollabrunn.gv.at

HistoryEdit

The surroundings of Hollabrunn were first settled in neolithic times. Around 300 B.C. one of the most significant La Tène culture cities in central Europe briefly flourished on the southern slopes of the Sandberg hill at Roseldorf close to the village of Platt, a few kilometers to the northwest of Hollabrunn.

On November 16, 1805, the nearby town of Schöngrabern was the site of a battle between the French Napoleonic troops under Joachim Murat (including general Nicolas Charles Oudinot, who was wounded) and the Russian general Pyotr Bagration (who was protecting Kutuzov's retreat north).

PeopleEdit

Sources and 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.
  • Nouveau Larousse illustré, undated, early 20th century, in French