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Pernitz is a town in the district of Wiener Neustadt-Land in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

Pernitz
View of Pernitz, Lower Austria.jpg
Coat of arms of Pernitz
Coat of arms
Pernitz is located in Austria
Pernitz
Pernitz
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°54′00″N 15°58′00″E / 47.90000°N 15.96667°E / 47.90000; 15.96667Coordinates: 47°54′00″N 15°58′00″E / 47.90000°N 15.96667°E / 47.90000; 15.96667
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictWiener Neustadt-Land
Government
 • MayorRudolf Postl (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total16.59 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,473
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2763
Area code02632
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewww.pernitz.co.at

HistoryEdit

The origin of the name Pernitz is the Slavic word perenica, which refers to a stream on which charcoal is used. The Slavic settlement was preceded by a Celtic settlement. The name was first mentioned in 1165 in the Falkensteiner Codex. Since the 17th century Pernitz experienced growth, interrupted by the plague in 1679, and the Second Turkish Siege in 1683.

In 1828, a road was built to the Triesting valley. It was connected by railway to Leobersdorf and Gutenstein in 1877. Pernitz received water in 1904 and electricity in 1908. It became a market town in 1961.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1869778—    
1880902+15.9%
1890922+2.2%
19001,089+18.1%
19101,322+21.4%
19231,700+28.6%
19341,932+13.6%
19392,172+12.4%
19512,458+13.2%
19612,584+5.1%
19712,938+13.7%
19812,627−10.6%
19912,513−4.3%
20012,610+3.9%
20112,526−3.2%

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.