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Strasshof an der Nordbahn

Strasshof an der Nordbahn (meaning Strasshof at the Northern railway) is a suburban town 25 km east of Vienna, Austria. A historical locomotive built by LOFAG is displayed in the town.

Strasshof an der Nordbahn
Coat of arms of Strasshof an der Nordbahn
Coat of arms
Strasshof an der Nordbahn is located in Austria
Strasshof an der Nordbahn
Strasshof an der Nordbahn
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°19′10″N 16°38′51″E / 48.31944°N 16.64750°E / 48.31944; 16.64750Coordinates: 48°19′10″N 16°38′51″E / 48.31944°N 16.64750°E / 48.31944; 16.64750
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictGänserndorf
Government
 • MayorLudwig Deltl (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total11.64 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Elevation
165 m (541 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total10,009
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2231
Area code02287
Vehicle registrationGF
WebsiteWillkomen in STRASSHOF an der Nordbahn (in German)
Hauptstraße

GeographyEdit

Strasshof an der Nordbahn lies in Marchfeld in Lower Austria. About 21.08 percent of the municipality is forested.

HistoryEdit

Strasshof had about 50 inhabitants in 1900, and a railroad yard functioned from 1908 to 1959.[1]. In 1944, about 75 percent of 21,000 Hungarian Jews deported from a concentration camp at Strasshof survived due to an agreement between the Aid and Rescue Committee of Budapest and Adolf Eichmann.[2]. On 2 December 1944 the marshalling yard in "Straszhof" was the target of an Allied bombing.[3]

On 23 August 2006, kidnapped teenager Natascha Kampusch escaped after nearly 8½ years imprisonment in a cellar of a Strasshof house. The presumed kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil committed suicide on the evening of the same day.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
19714,377—    
19814,973+13.6%
19915,673+14.1%
20016,993+23.3%
20118,543+22.2%

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. ^ Turner, Dave (1997). 450th Bomb Group (H): the "Cottontails" of WWII. Turner Publishing. ISBN 1-56311-243-4. Retrieved 2009-10-18.

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