Spielfeld

Spielfeld (Slovene: Špilje) is a former municipality in the district of Leibnitz in Austrian state of Styria. Since the 2015 Styria municipal structural reform, it is part of the municipality Straß in Steiermark.[2] It was an Austria-Slovenia border crossing checkpoint until 21 December 2007, when all immigration and customs checks ended after Slovenia joined the Schengen Area. The Slovene town opposite Spielfeld is Šentilj.

Spielfeld
Schloss Spielfeld.jpg
Coat of arms of Spielfeld
Coat of arms
Spielfeld is located in Austria
Spielfeld
Spielfeld
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°42′20″N 15°38′14″E / 46.70556°N 15.63722°E / 46.70556; 15.63722Coordinates: 46°42′20″N 15°38′14″E / 46.70556°N 15.63722°E / 46.70556; 15.63722
CountryAustria
StateStyria
DistrictLeibnitz
Government
 • MayorHeidrun Walther (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Elevation
266 m (873 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total968
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8471
Area code03453
Vehicle registrationLB
WebsiteGemeinde Spielfeld

In 2015, a new Austrian border barrier was erected at Spielfeld.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Spielfeld.
  2. ^ Die neue Gemeindestruktur der Steiermark
  3. ^ "Austria to build border fence, angering Germany and threatening Schengen zone". The Daily Telegraph. AFP. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2015.