Korneuburg (German pronunciation: [kɔʁˈnɔʏbʊʁk] (About this soundlisten)) is a town in Austria. It is located in the state Lower Austria and is the administrative center of the district of Korneuburg. Korneuburg is situated on the left bank of the Danube, opposite the city of Klosterneuburg, and is 12 km northwest of Vienna. It covers an area of 9.71 square km and, as of 2001, there were 11,032 inhabitants.

Korneuburg
Town hall of Korneuburg
Town hall of Korneuburg
Coat of arms of Korneuburg
Korneuburg is located in Austria
Korneuburg
Korneuburg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°20′43″N 16°19′59″E / 48.34528°N 16.33306°E / 48.34528; 16.33306Coordinates: 48°20′43″N 16°19′59″E / 48.34528°N 16.33306°E / 48.34528; 16.33306
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictKorneuburg
Government
 • MayorChristian Gepp[1] (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total9.77 km2 (3.77 sq mi)
Elevation
168 m (551 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[3]
 • Total12,986
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2100
Area code02262
Vehicle registrationKO
WebsiteStadt Korneuburg (in German)
Korneuburg - Catholic Church of Saint Egidius

Korneuburg was originally a bank settlement associated with Klosterneuburg under the name Nivenburg. It was first mentioned in 1136, and in 1298 received the right to formal separation from Klosterneuburg.

In 1938, the shipyard Korneuburg was integrated into the Hermann-Göring-Werke, and significantly enlarged. In 1941, 16 barracks for Germans, forced laborers and prisoners of war were added. In 1945, the Red Army captured the shipyard.[4]

Military campaigns involving the city include the Battle of Vienna, the Thirty Years' War, the French Revolutionary Wars, and the Oil Campaign of World War II.

The Korneuburg Shipyard is now the site of a branch of the Museum of Military History, Vienna comprising two patrol boats, Niederösterreich and Oberst Brecht. These were the Austrian Army's last patrol ships on the Danube, and the successors of the KuK Kriegsmarine.[5]

Population developmentEdit

  • 1900: 8,292
  • 1939: 9,893
  • 1971: 9,023
  • 2012: 12,267

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Im Fokus: Wolfgang Peterl (german) Interview of the KO2100 Korneuburg Community
  2. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  4. ^ Anna Rosmus Hitlers Nibelungen, Samples Grafenau 2015, pp. 180
  5. ^ "Boatpatrol Korneuburg". Heeresgeschichtliches Museum. Retrieved 23 October 2016.

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