Eisenerz

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Eisenerz
Eisenerz wi Erzberg
Eisenerz wi Erzberg
Coat o airms o Eisenerz
Coat o airms
Eisenerz is locatit in Austria
Eisenerz
Eisenerz
Location within Austrick
Coordinates: 47°33′00″N 14°53′00″E / 47.55000°N 14.88333°E / 47.55000; 14.88333Coordinates: 47°33′00″N 14°53′00″E / 47.55000°N 14.88333°E / 47.55000; 14.88333
KintraAustrick
StateStyrie
DestrictLeoben
Govrenment
 • MayorChristine Holzweber (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total124.69 km2 (48.14 sq mi)
Elevation
736 m (2,415 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Tot4,048
 • Density32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8790
Aurie code03848
Vehicle registrationLN
Wabsteidwww.eisenerz.co.at

Eisenerz ("Airn ure") is a mercat place an auld minin toun in Styrie, Austrick, 68 mi (109 km). N.W. o Graz bi rail. Pop. (2001) 6,400. It is situatit in the deep Erzbach Valley, dominatit on the east bi the Pfaffenstein (6140 ft), on the wast bi the Kaiserschild (6830 ft), an on the sooth bi the Erzberg (5030 ft). It haes an interestin ensaumple o a medieval fortifeed kirk, a Gothic edifice foondit bi Rudolph o Habsburg in the 13t century an rebuilt in the 16t.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

At the turn o the past century the Erzberg (Ore Muntain) furnished sic rich ore that it wis quarried in the open air lik stane, in the simmer months. Thare is documentary evidence o the mines haein been wirked as far back as the 12t century. Thay affordit employment tae twa or three thoosan haunds in simmer an aboot hauf as mony in winter, an yieldit some 800,000 tons o iron per annum.

Durin World War II, a subcamp o Mauthausen concentration camp wis locatit here. It providit slave labour for local industry.[3] Eisenerz wis connectit wi the mines bi the Erzberg railwey, a bauld piece o ingineerin wirk, fowerteen miles (21 km) lang, constructit on the Abt's rack-an-pinion seestem. It passed throu some bonnie scenery, an descends tae Vordernberg, an important centre o the iron tred situatit on the sooth side o the Erzberg. Eisenerz possesses, in addition, twinty-five furnaces, which produce iron, an pairticularly steel, o exceptional excellence. The day the Erzberg is hame tae motocross races.

A few miles tae the N.W. o Eisenerz lies the castle o Leopoldstein, an near it the bonnie Leopoldsteiner Lake. This lake, wi its daurk-green watter, situatit at an altitude o 2028 ft., an surroondit on aw sides bi heich peaks, is no big an haes a depth o 100 ft (30 m).

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The independent record label Napalm Records is based in this toun.

Demographic evolution[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1928 6.945
  • 1939 12.395
  • 1944 18.419
  • 1948 11.103
  • 1956 12.679
  • 1992 7.965
  • 2000 6.750
  • 2005 5.839
  • 2007 5.566

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Retrieved 10 Mairch 2019.
  2. "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Retrieved 9 Mairch 2019.
  3. Christine O'Keefe.Concentration Camps.wwwtartanplace.com/tartanhistory/concentrationcamps.html

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