Maria Rain (Slovene: Žihpolje) is a town in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia, known for its Baroque parish and pilgrimage church (rebuilt between 1700 and 1729).

Maria Rain
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Coat of arms of Maria Rain
Maria Rain is located in Austria
Maria Rain
Maria Rain
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°33′N 14°18′E / 46.550°N 14.300°E / 46.550; 14.300Coordinates: 46°33′N 14°18′E / 46.550°N 14.300°E / 46.550; 14.300
CountryAustria
StateCarinthia
DistrictKlagenfurt-Land
Government
 • MayorProf . Franz Ragger
Area
 • Total25.5 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Elevation
552 m (1,811 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,584
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9161
Area code04227

GeographyEdit

Maria Rain lies in the Rosental, 8 km south of Klagenfurt between the Sattnitz massif and the Drau, which is dammed here to form the Ferlach Reservoir.

PopulationEdit

According to the 2001 census 3.9% of the population are Carinthian Slovenes.

Village Number of people 1991 Percent of Slovenes 1991 Percent of Slovenes 1951
Saberda/Zabrda 37 10.8% 4.2%
Obertöllern / Zgornje Dole 20 15.0% 42.4%
Stemeritsch/Smeriče 29 3.4% 0%
Oberguntschach / Zg. Humče 23 0% 14.3%
St. Ulrich / Šenturh 81 2.5% 8.0%
Toppelsdorf / Dolča vas 65 0% 23.3%

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.