Velden am Wörther See

Velden am Wörthersee (Slovene: Vrba na Koroškem) is a market town in Villach-Land District, in the Austrian state of Carinthia. Situated on the western shore of the Wörthersee lake, it is one of the country's most popular holiday resorts.

Velden am Wörthersee
Velden Bay
Velden Bay
Coat of arms of Velden am Wörthersee
Coat of arms
Velden am Wörthersee is located in Austria
Velden am Wörthersee
Velden am Wörthersee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°36′N 14°2′E / 46.600°N 14.033°E / 46.600; 14.033Coordinates: 46°36′N 14°2′E / 46.600°N 14.033°E / 46.600; 14.033
CountryAustria
StateCarinthia
DistrictVillach-Land
Government
 • MayorFerdinand Vouk (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total52.97 km2 (20.45 sq mi)
Elevation
460 m (1,510 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total8,954
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9220
Area code04274
Websitewww.velden.gv.at

GeographyEdit

The municipal area of Velden is subdivided into eight Katastralgemeinden – Augsdorf, Duel, Kerschdorf ob Velden, Köstenberg, Latschach an der Drau, Lind ob Velden, St. Egyden, and Velden am Wörther See – which include 30 villages:

  • Aich (Dob)
  • Augsdorf (Loga Vas)
  • Bach (Potok)
  • Dieschitz (Deščice)
  • Dröschitz (Trešiče)
  • Duel (Dole)
  • Fahrendorf
  • Göriach (Gorje)
  • Kantnig (Konatiče)
  • Kerschdorf (Črešnje)
  • Köstenberg (Kostanje)
  • Kranzlhofen (Dvor)
  • Latschach (Loče)
  • Lind ob Velden (Lipa)
  • Oberdorf (Zgornja vas)
  • Oberjeserz (Zgornje Jezerce)
  • Oberwinklern (Vogliče)
  • Pulpitsch (Polpače)
  • Rajach (Sreje)
  • Saisserach (Zajzare)
  • St. Egyden (Šentilj)
  • Selpritsch (Žoprače)
  • Sonnental
  • Sternberg (Šentjurij na Strmcu)
  • Treffen (Trebinja)
  • Unterjeserz (Spodnje Jezerce)
  • Unterwinklern (Spodnje Vogliče)
  • Velden am Wörther See (Vrba)
  • Weinzierl (Vinare)
  • Wurzen (Koren)

HistoryEdit

 
Schloss Velden

Originally a mansio on the Roman road between Villach (Sanctium) and Virunum, it was first mentioned in a 1263 deed as Campus (field, pasture - German: Feld) and in 1410 as Velben. In medieval times it belonged to the estates of the Hohenwart Castle, seat of the Counts of Celje, the Counts of Ortenburg, the Knightly Order of Saint George in Millstatt Abbey, and finally the Austrian House of Habsburg.

In 1545, the Protestant Khevenhüller noble family had acquired the lands of Landskron and Velden, where Bartlmä Khevenhüller (1539–1613) from 1585 had a Renaissance manor house built. His descendants were expelled from the Habsburg lands in the course of the Counter-Reformation in 1639, and the castle then fell to the noble House of Dietrichstein. Decayed and demolished by a fire, it was rebuilt in 1892 as a hotel called Schloss Velden. Later an estate of Gunter Sachs, it was the filming location for the popular 1990-1992 German-Austrian TV series Ein Schloß am Wörthersee starring Schlager singer Roy Black.

PoliticsEdit

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2009 elections[out of date]:

Image galleryEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Velden am Wörthersee is twinned with:

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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