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Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland (Hungarian: Szentmargitbánya) is a town in Burgenland near the state capital of Eisenstadt, in Austria. It is home to a large 1st-century Roman quarry. A passion play has been presented in St Margarethen each summer for over seventy years. The town is close to the border with Hungary. The Pan-European Picnic peace demonstration was held near St. Margarethen in 1989 at the close of the Cold War.

Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland
Coat of arms
Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland is located in Austria
Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland
Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°48′N 16°36′E / 47.800°N 16.600°E / 47.800; 16.600Coordinates: 47°48′N 16°36′E / 47.800°N 16.600°E / 47.800; 16.600
CountryAustria
StateBurgenland
DistrictEisenstadt-Umgebung
Government
 • MayorEduard Scheuhammer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total26.54 km2 (10.25 sq mi)
Elevation
151 m (495 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,636
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
7062
Websitewww.st-margarethen.at

Roman QuarryEdit

The Roman Quarry has recently been transformed to cutting edge event venue. The architecture blends with the natural surroundings. A corten steel ramp makes the quarry accessible to all audiences.[3]

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
18691,911—    
18802,066+8.1%
18902,197+6.3%
19002,244+2.1%
19102,141−4.6%
19232,062−3.7%
19342,307+11.9%
19392,559+10.9%
19512,268−11.4%
19612,363+4.2%
19712,546+7.7%
19812,603+2.2%
19912,608+0.2%
20012,762+5.9%
20112,732−1.1%

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. ^ http://www.shapedscape.com/projects/roman-quarry-conversion-design-alleswirdgut-architects-st-margarethen-austria/