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Sankt Urban (Slovene: Sveti Urban) is a town in the district of Feldkirchen in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Sankt Urban
Coat of arms of Sankt Urban
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Sankt Urban is located in Austria
Sankt Urban
Sankt Urban
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°45′N 14°10′E / 46.750°N 14.167°E / 46.750; 14.167Coordinates: 46°45′N 14°10′E / 46.750°N 14.167°E / 46.750; 14.167
CountryAustria
StateCarinthia
DistrictFeldkirchen
Government
 • MayorDietmar Rauter
Area
 • Total27.27 km2 (10.53 sq mi)
Elevation
792 m (2,598 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,544
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9554
Websitewww.sturban.at

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GeographyEdit

Sankt Urban lies in the Gurktal Alps in north-central Carinthia, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of Feldkirchen on St. Urban Lake. The lowest point is at 520 metres (1,710 ft) in the Glan valley and the highest at 1,338 m (4,390 ft) on the Hocheck.

NatureEdit

Dobra MoorEdit

The Dobra moor (also called Jakobi or Freundsamer moor) is located at an altitude of 902 m above sea level. Surrounded by numerous gently rolling hills, such as the Gößeberg, Paulsberg and Illmitzer forest, it boasts a rich plant life which is typical of moors. This bog hosts a rare kind of Nordic Birch, a relic from the ice age which was first discovered in Carinthia in 1922.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

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.