Ebreichsdorf

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Ebreichsdorf
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Ebreichsdorf
Ebreichsdorf is located in Austria
Ebreichsdorf
Ebreichsdorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°58′N 16°24′E / 47.967°N 16.400°E / 47.967; 16.400Coordinates: 47°58′N 16°24′E / 47.967°N 16.400°E / 47.967; 16.400
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictBaden
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Kocevar (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total43.2 km2 (16.7 sq mi)
Elevation
202 m (663 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total10,942
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2483
Area code02254
Websitewww.ebreichsdorf.at

Ebreichsdorf is a town and surrounding Gemeinde (local community) south of Vienna, in the district of Baden in Lower Austria in Austria.

The Gemeinde had 11,422 people living in it at the beginning of 2021. Of those people, 5,381 were living in the town.

Etymology[change | change source]

The town's name comes for Knight Eberich.

History[change | change source]

People were already living in the area in the Bronze Age (about 3,000 years ago). Artifacts from that time include the Ebrrichsdorf gold treasure. This includes a golden drinking vessel that was made in the same way as other cups from the Baltic Sea at the time. It is decorated with a picture of the sun and its rays.[3]

The beginnings of a castle were noted in AD 1157,[4] with fortification towers and other changes added over time. [5] The building no longer stands.

In the 18th century, making cotton and wool cloth was important, so people built a large water mill in Ebreichsdorf.

During the Second World War, the castle was plundered. Between 1959 and 1963, it was rebuilt as a private residence.

In 2000, the area experienced an earthquake with a magnitude greater than 4. [6] In 2013, the area experienced an earthquake of local magnitude 4.2 [7]

Government[change | change source]

The current (since 2010) mayor is Wolfgang Kocevar, a member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs [zoˈtsi̯aːldemoˌkraːtɪʃə parˌtaɪ ˈøːstəraɪçs], SPÖ), political party.

References[change | change source]

  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.
  3. https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/discovery-of-a-lifetime-golden-sun-bowl-discovered-in-prehistoric-settlement/141559
  4. August Landgraf (1973) "DIE WASSERBURGEN DES 13. UND 14. JAHRHUNDERTS IM OSTEN NIEDERÖSTERREICHS," Burgen und Schloesser 1973/I:5-18, p. 7. PDF from JSTOR
  5. August Landgraf (1973) "DIE WASSERBURGEN DES 13. UND 14. JAHRHUNDERTS IM OSTEN NIEDERÖSTERREICHS," Burgen und Schloesser 1973/I:5-18, p. 8. PDF from JSTOR
  6. ) Maria-Theresia APOLONER , Jean-Baptiste TARY & Götz BOKELMANN (2015) "Ebreichsdorf 2013 Earthquake Series: Relative Location," Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences 108/2: 199-208. DOI: 10.17738/ajes.2015.0021
  7. Jean Baptiste TARY, Maria-Theresia APOLONER & Götz BOKELMANN (2015) "Earthquake Interactions during the 2013 Ebreichsdorf Aftershock Sequence," Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences 108/2: 209-218. DOI: 10.17738/ajes.2015.0022