Leobersdorf

Leobersdorf is a town in the Baden district of Lower Austria, Austria.

Leobersdorf
Coat of arms of Leobersdorf
Leobersdorf is located in Austria
Leobersdorf
Leobersdorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°55′N 16°13′E / 47.917°N 16.217°E / 47.917; 16.217Coordinates: 47°55′N 16°13′E / 47.917°N 16.217°E / 47.917; 16.217
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictBaden
Government
 • MayorAndreas Ramharter
Area
 • Total12.35 km2 (4.77 sq mi)
Elevation
267 m (876 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total4,915
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2544
Area code02256
Websitewww.leobersdorf.at

HistoryEdit

Early settlementsEdit

First indices of settlement in the area date back to 3000 BC.

Around 350 BC Celtic settlers found Noricum, from their word Tristis, which means rushing or dangerous, derived the name for the river Triesting which flows through Leobersdorf.

About 15 AD, Noricum was taken peacefully by the Romans. They most likely built a watchtower where the church is currently standing.

NameEdit

 
Important dates in the history of Leobersdorf

Leobersdorf was first named in the Bayrische Traditionsbücher (Bavarian Traditionbooks) as Liubetsendorf around 1165 / 1174. This name possibly derives from the old-Slavic name Ljubac or the Celtic word Lewer or Loben, which means Border- or Gravehill.

The name changed over time. In 1311 it was Lewbesdorf, 1350 Leubesdorf and finally, 1588, Leobersdorf.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18691,762—    
18801,939+10.0%
18902,702+39.4%
19003,558+31.7%
19104,075+14.5%
19233,969−2.6%
19343,784−4.7%
19393,793+0.2%
19513,515−7.3%
19613,396−3.4%
19713,561+4.9%
19813,486−2.1%
19913,751+7.6%
20014,145+10.5%
20114,661+12.4%

Famous peopleEdit

Ing. Viktor Kaplan worked at the Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik from 1901 to 1903 and developed his idea of the Kaplan turbine there.

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.

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