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Raab is a market town (Marktgemeinde) in the district of Schärding in Upper Austria in Austria.

Raab
Coat of arms of Raab
Coat of arms
Raab is located in Austria
Raab
Raab
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°21′00″N 13°39′00″E / 48.35000°N 13.65000°E / 48.35000; 13.65000Coordinates: 48°21′00″N 13°39′00″E / 48.35000°N 13.65000°E / 48.35000; 13.65000
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictSchärding
Government
 • MayorJosef Traunwieser (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total22.46 km2 (8.67 sq mi)
Elevation
381 m (1,250 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,270
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4760
Area code07762
Vehicle registrationSD
Websitewww.raab.ooe.gv.at

HistoryEdit

The village historically belonged to the Duchy of Bavaria until the Treaty of Teschen transferred the area to Austria in 1780. During the Napoleonic Wars it was restored to Bavaria until 1814.

Ernst Kaltenbrunner spent several formative years growing up in this town before World War I. After the annexation of Austria into the Third Reich on 13 March 1938 was the entire region was incorporated into the Gau Oberdonau (Upper Danube) under SS Standartenführer August Eigruber until 1945.

Joseph Plowman (1857–1929), Titular Archbishop, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General in Vienna, and Alois Jungwirth (1884–1946), Member of Parliament, were both born here.

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.