Lichtenwörth

Lichtenwörth is a market town in Austria. It is situated by the rivers Leitha and Warme Fischa. The market town has a kindergarten school, an elementary school and a high school. It also has a music school.

Lichtenwörth
Panorama of Lichtenwörth
Panorama of Lichtenwörth
Coat of arms of Lichtenwörth
Coat of arms
Lichtenwörth is located in Lower Austria
Lichtenwörth
Lichtenwörth
Location within Austria
Lichtenwörth is located in Austria
Lichtenwörth
Lichtenwörth
Lichtenwörth (Austria)
Coordinates: 47°49′00″N 16°16′00″E / 47.81667°N 16.26667°E / 47.81667; 16.26667Coordinates: 47°49′00″N 16°16′00″E / 47.81667°N 16.26667°E / 47.81667; 16.26667
Country Austria
StateLower Austria
DistrictWiener Neustadt-Land
Government
 • MayorManfred Augusztin (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total22.91 km2 (8.85 sq mi)
Elevation
254 m (833 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,727
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2493
Area code02622
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewww.lichtenwoerth.at or www.nadelburg.at

HistoryEdit

The place was first mentioned in 1174. Also in the 12th century, a water castle was built, which was destroyed at the end of the 15th century.

In 1747, under the regency of Maria Theresa, the needle factory Nadelburg was established. The factory was expanded with a cotton mill in the early 19th century. A workers' settlement grew around the factories. The Nadelburg was closed in 1930. It is now a museum.[3]

Lichtenwörth became a market town in 1992.

Lichtenworth is also remembered for its concentration slave labor camp during the Third Reich. It was a sub-camp of Mauthausen.[4] Mainly Jewish women were force marched from Budapest.[5] The conditions were brutal, and many died there.[6]

Notable People from LichtenwörthEdit

  • Dominic Thiem: Professional tennis player who won the 2020 US Open title, and reached three other Grand Slam finals. He holds a career-high ranking of No. 3 in March 2020.

PoliticsEdit

The council of Lichtenwörth consists of 21 members, grouped in 4 parties (2010 elections).

  • SPÖ: 11 members
  • ÖVP: 5 members
  • LPL: 4 members
  • UFO (Unabhängiges Forum): 1 member

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.
  3. ^ nadelburgmuseum.at
  4. ^ http://db.yadvashem.org/library/pdf/library_keywords_en.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.mkoe.at/sites/default/files/files/angebote-projekte/Forschung-Tagung-2007-Tagungsmappe.pdf
  6. ^ Magyar deportaltak az annektalt Ausztriaban : 1944-1945 Author Szabolcs Szita (1945 - ), György Konrad (1933 - )

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