Feldkirchen in Karnten
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Feldkirchen in Karnten
Feldkirchen in Kärnten
Feldkirchen Nordwestansicht Flugaufnahme 141226a.jpg
Coat of arms of Feldkirchen in Kärnten
Feldkirchen in Kärnten is located in Austria
Feldkirchen in Kärnten
Feldkirchen in Kärnten
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°43?N 14°6?E / 46.717°N 14.100°E / 46.717; 14.100Coordinates: 46°43?N 14°6?E / 46.717°N 14.100°E / 46.717; 14.100
CountryAustria
StateCarinthia
DistrictFeldkirchen
Government
 o MayorMartin Treffner (ÖVP)
Area
 o Total77.5 km2 (29.9 sq mi)
Elevation
554 m (1,818 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 o Total14,198
 o Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9560
Websitewww.feldkirchen.at
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Feldkirchen in Kärnten (Slovene: Trg) is a town in the Austrian state of Carinthia and the capital of the district of the same name. It consists of the Katastralgemeinden Fasching, Feldkirchen, Glanhofen, Gradisch, Hoefling, Klein Sankt Veit, Pernegg, Rabensdorf, Sankt Ulrich, Sittich, Tschwarzen and Waiern. The name Feldkirchen means the church in the fields.

The Hauptplatz (Main place)
View to the Kirchgasse

Geography

Location

Feldkirchen is located on the northern edge of the Klagenfurt Basin at the junction of the federal highways (Bundesstraßen) B 93 Gurktal Straße toward Friesach, B 94 Ossiacher Straße to Villach and B 95 Turracher Straße to Klagenfurt.

Waters

Both the Glan river and the small Tiebel, main inflow of Lake Ossiach, run through the town.

There are three lakes in the vicinity to Feldkirchen

  • The Lake of Flatschach (Flatschacher See)
  • The Lake of Dietrichstein (Dietrichsteiner See)
  • The Lake of Maltschach (Maltschacher See)

Neighbouring municipalities

History

The settlement may have developed at the site of the former Beliandrum mansio along the Roman road from Teurnia near Spittal an der Drau to Virunum, capital of the Noricum province. A Roman tombstone of the 2nd century is included into the walls of the Saint Michael filial church. The earliest mention of Feldkirchen is as Ueldchiricha ("Church in the Fields") in an 888 document by Arnulf of Carinthia. The parish church Maria im Dorn, a Romanesque basilica with a Carolingian choir, is one of the oldest sacred buildings in Carinthia.

Feldkirchen, once an estate of the Eppenstein noble family, was bequeathed to the Diocese of Bamberg in 1166. The bishops had the Amthof erected, the former seat of the local administration, today a place for cultural events and a small museum. Finally Maria Theresa of Austria acquired Feldkirchen in 1759. The village of Markstein south of the town centre is a former checkpoint at the border between the Austrian Empire and the Upper Carinthian part of the short-lived Napoleonic Illyrian Provinces. The building of a customs station and a border stone remained. Feldkirchen received town privileges in 1930.

Demographics

According to the 2001 census, Feldkirchen has 14,030 inhabitants. Of that, 77.1% admit themselves to the Roman Catholic Church, 12.0% are Evangelist, 0.8% belong to the Orthodox Church, and 5.1% are Muslims. 2.0% are non-religious.

Sights

  • Catholic parish church Maria im Dorn
  • Catholic church St. Michael
  • Catholic church St. Martin
  • Catholic church St. Ulrich
  • Amthof
  • Antoniusheim

Gallery

Politics

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2015 elections:

International relations

Twin towns -- sister cities

Feldkirchen in Kärnten is twinned with:

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 2019.

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