Sankt Florian

Sankt Florian (also Florian or St.Florian) is a town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. It is 10 miles (16 km) from Linz.

Sankt Florian
St. Florian
St. Florian bei Linz - Ortsansicht.JPG
Coat of arms of Sankt Florian
Sankt Florian is located in Austria
Sankt Florian
Sankt Florian
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°12′32″N 14°22′46″E / 48.20889°N 14.37944°E / 48.20889; 14.37944Coordinates: 48°12′32″N 14°22′46″E / 48.20889°N 14.37944°E / 48.20889; 14.37944
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictLinz-Land
Government
 • MayorRobert Franz Zeitlinger (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total44.17 km2 (17.05 sq mi)
Elevation
296 m (971 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total6,176
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4490
Area code07224, 07223
Vehicle registrationLL
WebsiteOfficial website

Sankt Florian is the home of St Florian's Priory, a community of Canons Regular named after Saint Florian and one of the oldest operational monasteries in the world following the Rule of St Augustine. Composer Anton Bruckner (1824–96), who was a choirboy and later organist in the town, is buried beneath the organ inside the monastic church, which was elevated to the rank of basilica minor in 1999.[3]

The St. Florianer SängerknabenEdit

The town is also known for its boys' choir (St. Florianer Sängerknaben),[4] founded in 1071. The choir has been a traditional part of the monastery's worship from its beginning and has contributed significantly to the identity of the town. It has particular responsibility for sacred music for the religious community, but also undertakes successful international concert tours and television appearances.[5]

Selected discographyEdit

  • Franz Farnberger, Anton Bruckner in St Florian – Requiem & Motetten, St. Florianer Sängerknaben - CD: Studio SM D2639 SM 44, 1997 (with Bruckner's Magnificat & Psalm 22)
  • Gunar Letzbor, Franz Joseph Aumann - Requiem, St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria - CD: Pan Classics PC 10234, 2008 (with Aumann's Ecce quomodo moritur justus, Tenebrae factae sunt and Te Deum)
  • Gunar Letzbor, Joseph Balthasar Hochreither - Requiem; Missa Jubilus sacer. St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria - CD: Pan Classics PC 10264, 2014

MuseumsEdit

Sankt Florian has a firefighting museum (Historisches Feuerwehrzeughaus; situated in a part of the monastic buildings), a hunting museum (Jagdmuseum Schloss Hohenbrunn) and a museum of farming and local history (Sumerauerhof).

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18693,631—    
18803,804+4.8%
18903,700−2.7%
19003,722+0.6%
19103,714−0.2%
19233,583−3.5%
19343,613+0.8%
19514,266+18.1%
19613,709−13.1%
19713,843+3.6%
19814,129+7.4%
19915,116+23.9%
20015,530+8.1%
20115,976+8.1%

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. ^ Sankt Florian Monastery website, stift-st-florian.at; accessed 4 November 2016.(in German)
  4. ^ "St. Florianer Sängerknaben - Startseite". Florianer.at. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  5. ^ St. Florianer Sängerknaben - Konzerte und Reisen

External linksEdit