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Nickelsdorf (Hungarian: Miklóshalma or Miklóshalom, Croatian: Mikištrof) is a town in the district of Neusiedl am See in the Austrian state of Burgenland.

Nickelsdorf
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Coat of arms of Nickelsdorf
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Nickelsdorf is located in Austria
Nickelsdorf
Nickelsdorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°56′N 17°4′E / 47.933°N 17.067°E / 47.933; 17.067Coordinates: 47°56′N 17°4′E / 47.933°N 17.067°E / 47.933; 17.067
CountryAustria
StateBurgenland
DistrictNeusiedl am See
Government
 • MayorGerhard Zapfl
Area
 • Total60.75 km2 (23.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,772
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2425
Websitewww.nickelsdorf.at

GeographyEdit

Nickelsdorf is the only town in the municipality. It has an important border crossing to Hegyeshalom (German: Straß-Sommerein) in Hungary.

HistoryEdit

The town belonged—like the whole province of Burgenland—to Hungary until 1920, when it became part of the Austrian state of Burgenland.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
18691,596—    
18801,807+13.2%
18901,782−1.4%
19001,888+5.9%
19101,820−3.6%
19232,129+17.0%
19342,278+7.0%
19392,340+2.7%
19512,225−4.9%
19612,008−9.8%
19711,851−7.8%
19811,649−10.9%
19911,630−1.2%
20011,566−3.9%
20111,608+2.7%

PoliticsEdit

The seats on the municipal council are distributed as follows: SPÖ 10, ÖVP 2, Grüne 1, FPÖ 1 and BGL with 5 seats.

FestivalsEdit

Since 1985, the annual and internationally famous Jazzfestival Konfrontationen has taken place in Nickelsdorf.

From 9 June to 12 June 2005, the Nova Rock Festival took place in Nickelsdorf with headliners like Die Ärzte, System of a Down, The Prodigy, and Green Day. Every day, there were 30,000 fans in this small village next to the border to Hungary. And one year later in 2006, the Nova Rock Festival drew, with over 50 bands, no less than 150,000 visitors. With famous bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica and Guns N' Roses, it was the largest ever rock festival in Austria.

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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.