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    Steyr ( German pronunciation: [ˈʃtaɪ̯ɐ] ( listen); Central Bavarian: Steia) is a statutory city, located in the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria. It is the administrative capital, though not part of Steyr-Land District. Steyr is Austria's 12th most populated town and the 3rd largest town in Upper Austria.

  2. In Austria, a district is a second-level division of the country's government. The first-level division are States of Austria. District offices are the main point of contact for things like: marriage licenses, driver licenses, passports, assembly permits, hunting permits, or dealings with public health officers. As of 2017, there are 94 districts.

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  4. In cases where a statutory city and a rural district share the same toponym, the rural district has -Land or Umgebung attached to its name as a matter of customary usage to avoid ambiguity (officially not in Lower Austria). All 13 of these rural districts have their administrative centers located in the respective statutory cities, thus outside ...

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    Villach is a statutory city, on the Drau River near its confluence with the Gail tributary, at the western rim of the Klagenfurt basin. The municipal area stretches from the slopes of the Gailtal Alps (Mt. Dobratsch) down to Lake Ossiach in the northeast.

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    The city of Klagenfurt is in southern Austria, near the border with Slovenia. It is in the lower middle of Austria, almost the same distance from Innsbruck in the west as it is from Viennain the northeast. Klagenfurt is elevated 446 metres (1,463 feet) above sea level and covers an area of 120.03 square kilometres (46.34 sq mi). It is on the lake Wörthersee and on the Glan river. The city is surrounded by several forest covered hills and mountains, with heights of up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) (fo...

    Municipal arrangement

    Klagenfurt is a statutory city of Carinthia, and the administrative seat of the district of Klagenfurt-Land, but is a separate district from Klagenfurt-Land. In fact, their licence platesare different (K for the city, KL for the district). Klagenfurt is divided itself into 16 districts: It is further divided into 25 Katastralgemeinden. They are: Klagenfurt, Blasendorf, Ehrenthal, Goritschitzen, Großbuch, Großponfeld, Gurlitsch I, Hallegg, Hörtendorf, Kleinbuch, Lendorf, Marolla, Nagra, Neudor...


    Klagenfurt has a typical continental climate, with a fair amount of fog throughout the autumn and winter. The rather cold winters are, however, broken up by occasional warmer periods due to foehn windfrom the Karawanken mountains to the south. The average temperature from 1961 and 1990 was 7.1 °C (44.8 °F), while the average temperature in 2005 was 9.3 °C (48.7 °F).

    Carinthia's eminent linguists Primus Lessiak and Eberhard Kranzmayer assumed that the city's name, which literally translates as "ford of lament" or "ford of complaints", had something to do with the superstitious thought that fateful fairies or demons tend to live around treacherous waters or swamps. In Old Slovene, cviljovec is a place haunted by such a wailing female ghost or cvilya. Thus, they assumed that Klagenfurt's name was a translation made by the German settlers of the original Slovene name of the neighbouring wetland. However, the earliest Slovene mention of Klagenfurt in the form of "v Zelouzi" ("in Celovec", the Slovene name for Klagenfurt), dating from 1615,:8 is 400 years more recent and thus could be a translation from German. The latest interpretation, on the other hand, is that the Old Slovene cviljovec itself goes back to an Italic l'aquiliu meaning a place at or in the water, which would make the wailing-hag theory obsolete.:83:59–65 Scholars had at various time...


    Legend has it that Klagenfurt was founded after a group of brave men slayed an abominable winged "lindwurm" from the moors adjoining the lake, which was preying on the nearby duchy. The legend says that a tower at the edge of the moor was erected to watch out for the dragon, and that the dragon was baited using a bull fitted with a chain and hook, which caught the beast's palatal. A village was subsequently founded on the battlesite, which later expanded into a town, while the watchtower made...

    Medieval history

    In the following centuries, Klagenfurt suffered fires, earthquakes, invasions of locusts, and attacks from Islamic Ottomans, and was ravaged by the Peasants' Wars. In 1514, a fire almost completely destroyed the city, and in 1518 Emperor Maximilian I, unable to rebuild it, despite the loud protests of the citizens, ceded Klagenfurt to the Estates, the nobility of the Duchy. Never before had such a thing happened. The new owners, however, brought about an economic renaissance and the political...

    Technical era

    In 1809, however, the French troops (under Napoleon) destroyed the city walls, leaving, against a large sum collected by the citizens, only one eastern gate (which was pulled down to make way for traffic some decades later), and the small stretch in the west which is now all that is left of the once grand fortifications. In 1863, the railway connection to St. Veit an der Glan boosted the city's economy and so did the building of the Vienna-Trieste railway that brought to the city an imposing...

    As of January 2020, there were 101,403 people whose principal residence was Klagenfurt. In 2019, there were around 20,000 people who were born outside the country living in Klagenfurt, corresponding to around 20% of the city's population.

    The Old City, with its central Alter Platz(Old Square) and the Renaissance buildings with their charming arcaded courtyards are a major attraction. Notable landmarks also include: 1. The Lindwormfountain of 1593, with a Hercules added in 1633 2. Landhaus, Palace of the Estates, now the seat of the State Assembly 3. the Baroque cathedral, built by the then Protestant Estates of Carinthia 4. Viktring Abbey 5. Hypo-Arena Football stadium 6. Minimundus, the "small world on lake Wörthersee" 7. The Kreuzbergl Nature Park, with a viewing tower and observatory 8. The small but attractive botanical gardenat the foot of Kreuzbergl, with a mining museum attached 9. The University Campus at the city's west end, with the adjacent Lakeside Science & Technology Park 10. Wörthersee (the warmest of the large Alpine lakes) with Europe's largest non-sea beach and lido, taking 12,000 bathers on a summer day 11. Maria Loretto peninsula, with its newly renovated stately home(recently acquired by the city...

    Klagenfurt is the economic centre of Carinthia, with 20% of the industrial companies. In May 2001, there were 63,618 employees in 6,184 companies here. 33 of these companies employed more than 200 people. The prevalent economic sectors are light industry, electronics, and tourism. There are also several printing offices. The most important market place in Klagenfurt since 1948 is Benedikterplatz, formerly known as Herzogplatz. There is a market at Benediktenplatz twice a week with a diverse selection of food available for sale. As well as the historical market, there are several shopping centres in Klagenfurt. The City-Arkadenshopping centre, founded in 2006, is located at the northern part of the city centre. The shopping centre has 120 businesses in a total floor area of 30 thousand square metres, and is one of the largest shopping centres in Carinthia. At the time of its foundation, it was one of the first shopping centres with a central arcade in the entire country of Austria. T...

    Klagenfurt Airport is a primary international airportwith connections to several major European cities and holiday resorts abroad. The Klagenfurt central station (German: Hauptbahnhof) is located south of the city centre. The city is situated at the intersection of the A2 and S37 motorways. The A2 autobahn runs from Vienna via Graz and Klagenfurt to Villach and further to the state border of Italy. The S37 freeway runs from Vienna via Bruck an der Mur and Sankt Veit an der Glan to Klagenfurt. The Loibl Pass highway B91 goes to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, which is only 88 km (55 mi) from Klagenfurt. The volume of traffic in Klagenfurt is high (motorisation level: 572 cars/1000 inhabitants in 2007). In the 1960s, with the last streetcar (tram) line demolished, Klagenfurt was meant to become a car-friendly city, with many wide roads. A motorway was even planned which was to cross the city partly underground, but which now by-passes the city to the north. The problem of four rai...

    There is a civic theatre-cum-opera house with professional companies, a professional symphony orchestra, a university of music and a concert hall. There are musical societies such as Musikverein (founded in 1826) or Mozartgemeinde, a private experimental theatre company, the State Museum, a modern art museum and the Diocesan museum of religious art; the Artists' House, two municipal and several private galleries, a planetarium in Europa Park, literary institutions such as the Robert Musil House, and a reputable German-literature competition awarding the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. Klagenfurt is the home of a number of small but fine publishing houses, and several papers or regional editions are also published here including dailies such as "Kleine Zeitung" and "Kärntner Krone". Klagenfurt is a popular vacation spot, with mountains both to the south and north, numerous parks and a series of 23 stately homes and castles on its outskirts. In summer, the city is home to the Alt...


    1. University of Klagenfurt 2. Klagenfurt Campus of Fachhochschule (FH) Kärnten, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) 3. Pädagogische Hochschule Viktor Frankl, a college of education 4. Health Science Centre with Academy for Midwifery and hospital-based Nursing Schoolat the Klagenfurt State Hospital 5. Gustav Mahler University of Music


    A number of general high schoolssuch as 1. Europa-Gymnasium, Austria's second-oldest 2. BG/BRG Mössingerstraße 3. BRG Klagenfurt-Viktringwith emphasis on arts (music and drawing) 4. ORG St. Ursula, a private Catholic institutionf 5. a Slovene-language Gymnasium and senior high schools offering general-cum-professional education: 1. Two schools of Engineering: HTL Lastenstrasse and HTL Mössingerstraße 2. Two commercial high schools: HandelsakademieNo. 1 and No. 2 3. a Slovene-language Commerci...

    Further education

    1. College of Further Education Volkshochschule 2. Technical Training Institute of the Trade Unions, Berufsförderungsinstitut (BFI) 3. Technical Training Institute of the Chamber of Commerce, Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut (WIFI) 4. evening schools (Gymnasium and Schools of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering)

    The Austrian ice-hockey record-champion EC KAC is one of the best known sports clubs in Austria. The "Eishockey Club Klagenfurter Athletiksport Club" has won the Austrian Championship 30 times and its fans come from all over Carinthia.The Bundesliga football club SK Austria Kärnten was based in Klagenfurt, with their second-tier phoenix club Austria Klagenfurt also playing there.Klagenfurt hosts the Start/Finish of the Austrian IronmanContest, 3.8 km (2.4 mi) swim, 180 km (112 mi) cycling, and a 42 km (26 mi) run, part of the WTC Ironman series, which culminates in the Hawaii World Championships. The World (European) Rowing Championshipswere held on the Wörthersee in 1969. One of the FIVB's Beach Volleyball Grand Slams takes place in Klagenfurt every July and is almost always one of Austria's biggest celebrations during the year. Beach volleyball is popular in Austria even though the country is landlocked. Austrian players Clemens Doppler, Florian Gosch, and Alexander Horst, who are...

  7. Klagenfurt am Wörthersee ( German: [ˌklaːɡn̩fʊʁt ʔam ˈvœʁtɐzeː] ( listen); Southern Austro-Bavarian: Klognfuat; Slovene: Celovec ), usually known as just Klagenfurt ( English: / ˈklɑːɡənfʊərt / KLAH-gən-foort) is a city in Austria. It is the capital of Carinthia. It is also a district of Carinthia. About 99,000 people lived ...

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