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Spielberg, Styria

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Spielberg bei Knittelfeld is a city located in the Bezirk Murtal in Styria, Austria.

Spielberg bei Knittelfeld
Coat of arms of Spielberg bei Knittelfeld
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Spielberg bei Knittelfeld is located in Austria
Spielberg bei Knittelfeld
Spielberg bei Knittelfeld
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°13′00″N 14°47′00″E / 47.21667°N 14.78333°E / 47.21667; 14.78333Coordinates: 47°13′00″N 14°47′00″E / 47.21667°N 14.78333°E / 47.21667; 14.78333
CountryAustria
StateStyria
DistrictMurtal
Government
 • MayorManfred Lenger (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total29.69 km2 (11.46 sq mi)
Elevation
660 m (2,170 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,383
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8724, 8720
Area code03512, 03577
Vehicle registrationMT
Websitewww.spielberg.at

GeneralEdit

The city of Spielberg, with a population of about 5,000 inhabitants, is located north of the Mur in the east of Aichfeld, between the cities of Zeltweg and Knittelfeld. The municipal area of Knittelfeld has grown together with a part of the township. From 1986 to 2009 Spielberg was a Marktgemeinde. On October 1, 2009 it became a “Stadtgemeinde”. Within the district you can find both municipal and countrified mintages.

StructureEdit

The township is composed of 9 Katastralgemeinden. Pausendorf is the major Katastralgemeinde with 1500 inhabitants. The Katastralgemeinde Spielberg is only a small part of the township but gives the whole municipality its name.

  • Einhörn
  • Laing
  • Lind
  • Maßweg
  • Pausendorf
  • Sachendorf
  • Schönberg
  • Spielberg
  • Weyern

PoliticsEdit

The SPÖ has been the dominant position of the township since 1960, when the countrified township became a municipality. This was triggered when a number of industrial firms moved to the township, above all the Austria Antriebstechnik AG (ATB).

EconomyEdit

Spielberg is home to the Red Bull Ring (formerly known as A1-Ring and Österreichring). From 1970 until 1987 and from 1997 until 2003 the Grand Prix of Austria took place there. In 2014, it returned to the Formula 1 calendar.

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.

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