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Kapfenberg [ˈkapfənbɛʁk], with around 23,059 inhabitants, is the third largest city in Styria, Austria, near Bruck an der Mur. The town's landmark is Burg Oberkapfenberg. Its main employer is the steel manufacturer Böhler.

Kapfenberg
Coat of arms of Kapfenberg
Coat of arms
Kapfenberg is located in Austria
Kapfenberg
Kapfenberg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283
CountryAustria
StateStyria
DistrictBruck-Mürzzuschlag
Government
 • MayorManfred Wegscheider (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total82.08 km2 (31.69 sq mi)
Elevation
502 m (1,647 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total22,798
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8605
Area code03862
Vehicle registrationBM
Websitewww.kapfenberg.at
Overview of Kapfenberg in central Austria

The town has a swimming complex, a football stadium (Franz Fekete Stadium) used by the club Kapfenberger SV, and an ice rink. The Kapfenberg Bulls is a team in the Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga, the highest professional basketball league in Austria.

In 1970, Kapfenberg hosted the European Team Chess Championship, which was won by the Soviet Union.

Notable peopleEdit

In alphabetic order

  • Melitta Breznik (born 1961), doctor and writer
  • Ruth Feldgrill-Zankel (born 1942), politician (ÖVP)
  • Erika Kloepfer (1913-2000), painter
  • Ernst Kovacic (born 1943), violinist and conductor
  • Peter Nehr (born 1952), US-American politician
  • Peter Pilz (born 1954), politician (The Greens)
  • Claus Raidl (born 1942), manager
  • Brigitte Schwarz (born 1960), mayor of Kapfenberg 2005-2012
  • Albin Stranig (1908-1944), painter and sculptor
  • Wulfing von Stubenberg (1259-1318), Catholic bishop
  • Manfred Wegscheider (born 1949), politician (SPÖ)
 
View of Kapfenberg from Schlossberg.

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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kapfenberg at Wikimedia Commons