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.
|• Mayor||Manfred Wegscheider (SPÖ)|
|• Total||82.08 km2 (31.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||502 m (1,647 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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 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)
- "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.
Media related to Kapfenberg at Wikimedia Commons
- (in German) Official website
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