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Sankt Veit an der Glan

Sankt Veit an der Glan
Market place
Market place
Coat of arms of Sankt Veit an der Glan
Coat of arms
Sankt Veit an der Glan is located in Austria
Sankt Veit an der Glan
Sankt Veit an der Glan
Location within Austria
Coordinates:
Country Austria
State Carinthia
District Sankt Veit an der Glan
Government
 • Mayor Gerhard Mock (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 89.73 km2 (34.64 sq mi)
Elevation 482 m (1,581 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9300
Area code 04212
Website www.stveit.carinthia.at

Sankt Veit an der Glan (Slovene: Šentvid ob Glini) is a town in the Austrian state of Carinthia, the administrative centre of the Sankt Veit an der Glan District. It was the historic Carinthian capital until 1518.

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Location 1.1
    • Municipal arrangement 1.2
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Politics 4
  • Literature 5
  • International relations 6
    • Entente Florale 6.1
    • Twin towns - Sister cities 6.2
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

Location

The town is situated in the valley of the Glan River within the Gurktal Alps. Here the Glan reaches the Central Carinthian Zollfeld plain and flows southwards to Maria Saal and the state capital Klagenfurt.

Municipal arrangement

Sankt Veit consists of six Katastralgemeinden: Galling, Hörzendorf, Niederdorf, Projern, Sankt Donat and Tanzenberg. It is further divided into the following districts, with population figures at right:
  • Affelsdorf (36)
  • Aich (12)
  • Altglandorf (105)
  • Arndorf (15)
  • Baardorf (12)
  • Baiersdorf (20)
  • Beintratten (16)
  • Blintendorf (16)
  • Dellach (44)
  • Draschelbach (4)
  • Eberdorf (10)
  • Galling (4)
  • Gersdorf (23)
  • Höffern (0)
  • Hörzendorf (371)
  • Holz (6)
  • Karlsberg (10)
  • Karnberg (45)
  • Laasdorf (7)
  • Lebmach (1)
  • Mairist (30)
  • Milbersdorf (18)
  • Muraunberg (65)
  • Niederdorf (13)
  • Pörtschach am Berg (30)
  • Pflugern (19)
  • Preilitz (17)
  • Projern (56)
  • Radweg (18)
  • Raggasaal (8)
  • Ritzendorf (12)
  • Sankt Andrä (17)
  • Sankt Donat (263)
  • Sankt Veit an der Glan (11.220)
  • Streimberg (5)
  • Tanzenberg (17)
  • Ulrichsberg (25)
  • Unterbergen (106)
  • Untermühlbach (100)
  • Unterwuhr (35)
  • Wainz (8)
  • Zwischenbergen (0)

History

Several archaeologic findings suggest a settlement in the area already in Carolingian times. According to legend, a 901 battle of Bavarian forces against invading Magyars instigated the founding of the town. As first mentioned in an 1131 deed, a Saint Vitus Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gurk was located here within the Duchy of Carinthia. According to an 1137 agreement, it was "repurchased" by the Bishopric of Bamberg.

Ducal castle

However, already in 1149 it served as a residence of the Sponheim duke Henry V of Carinthia, where he received King Conrad III of Germany on his way back from the Second Crusade. He was succeeded by his brother Duke Hermann II of Carinthia, who became Vogt protector of the church in 1176 and subsequently the Sponheimer made the estates of Sankt Veit their permanent residence and capital of the Carinthian duchy, which it remained until 1518. Herman's son Bernhard von Spanheim (d. 1256) had the ducal castle and fortifications built, and granted Sankt Veit town privileges 1224. Here he held a glamorous court and received minnesingers like Walther von der Vogelweide, who stayed here in 1214, and Ulrich von Liechtenstein. Sankt Veit also may have been the domicile of Heinrich von dem Türlin where he wrote his Middle High German Diu Crône poem.

After the House of Sponheim had become extinct in 1269, the Carinthian duchy was acquired by King Ottokar II of Bohemia, later it passed to the Meinhardiner Count Meinhard II of Tyrol. His granddaughter Countess Margaret in 1335 finally lost Carinthia to Duke Rudolf IV of Austria from the House of Habsburg, whereafter it was incorporated into the dynasty's Inner Austrian lands and ruled by stadtholders. In 1362 Rudolf granted the Sankt Veit citizens the permission to hold the annual Wiesenmarkt fair, which is arranged up to today as one of the oldest festivals in Central Europe. Its town hall dates from 1468 and the present-day ducal castle from the 15th to 16th century.

Demographics

At the 2001 census, it had a population of 12,045. Of that, 92.5% are Austrian, 2.3% are Yugoslav, and 2.2% are Bosnian. 74.0% of the population profess themselves to be Roman Catholic, 8.6% are Lutherans/Protestants and 4.3% are Muslims, while 10.2% are without religious confession.

Politics

Town hall

The town council is made up of 31 members. They are of the following parties:

The mayor is Gerhard Mock (SPÖ).

Literature

"Sankt Veit an der Glan: Eine Stadtgeographie", doctoral thesis, Graz, 1965, by H. Pressinger.

"Der Bezirk Sankt Veit an der Glan, seine Kunstwerke, historische Lebens -und Siedlungsformen" 1977, by S. Hartwagner.

International relations

Entente Florale

Sankt Veit an der Glan has participated in the international horticultural competeition Entente Florale, and won silver medal in 1999[1]

Twin towns - Sister cities

Sankt Veit is twinned with:

References


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local p = {}


-- Helper functions


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-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

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%s
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end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

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function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

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-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

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end

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External links

  • Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Sankt-Veit Encyclopedia Austria-Forum LINK
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