Sankt Veit an der Gölsen

Sankt Veit an der Gölsen is a town in the district of Lilienfeld in the Austrian federal state of Lower Austria.

Sankt Veit an der Gölsen
Ortsansicht St. Veit an der Gölsen.jpg
Coat of arms of Sankt Veit an der Gölsen
Sankt Veit an der Gölsen is located in Austria
Sankt Veit an der Gölsen
Sankt Veit an der Gölsen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°2′N 15°40′E / 48.033°N 15.667°E / 48.033; 15.667Coordinates: 48°2′N 15°40′E / 48.033°N 15.667°E / 48.033; 15.667
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictLilienfeld
Government
 • MayorJohann Gastegger
Area
 • Total78.14 km2 (30.17 sq mi)
Elevation
369 m (1,211 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,915
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3161
Area code02763
Websitewww.st-veit-goelsen.gv.at

GeographyEdit

Sankt Veit an der Gölsen is located in the Mostviertel at the south-western edge of the Vienna Woods and at the beginning of the Lower Austrian Prealps. The river Gölsen flows through the municipal territory. The area of the town is 78.12 square kilometer, whereby 55.98% consists of woodland area.

Parts of the town are Außer-Wiesenbach, Inner-Wiesenbach, Kerschenbach, Kropfsdorf, Maierhöfen, Obergegend, Pfenningbach, Rainfeld, Schwarzenbach an der Gölsen, St. Veit an der Gölsen, Steinwandleiten, Traisenort, Wiesenfeld and Wobach.

HistoryEdit

In the antiquity the territory was part of the province Noricum. Located in the Austrian core country Lower Austria it took part in the changeful history of Austria.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18692,609—    
18902,813+7.8%
19003,272+16.3%
19103,815+16.6%
19233,739−2.0%
19393,701−1.0%
19513,501−5.4%
19613,710+6.0%
19713,759+1.3%
19813,593−4.4%
19913,696+2.9%
20013,859+4.4%
20113,911+1.3%
20143,910−0.0%

PoliticsEdit

The Mayor of the town is Johann Gastegger. After the election in 2010 for the local government the SPÖ has 15 mandates, the ÖVP has 7 mandates and the FPÖ has one mandate.

Notable residentsEdit

  • Clemens Lashofer (February 2, 1941 - July 6, 2009) - Abbot of Göttweig Abbey.

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.