Melk

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Melk
Melk Abbey
Melk Abbey
Coat of arms of Melk
Coat of arms
Melk is located in Austria
Melk
Melk
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°14′N 15°21′E / 48.233°N 15.350°E / 48.233; 15.350Coordinates: 48°14′N 15°21′E / 48.233°N 15.350°E / 48.233; 15.350
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictMelk
Government
 • MayorPatrick Strobl (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total25.7 km2 (9.9 sq mi)
Elevation
213 m (699 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,529
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3390
Area code0 27 52
Vehicle registrationME
Websitewww.melk.gv.at

Melk is a city in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is the capital of the district of the same name. It is best known as the site of a massive baroque Benedictine monastery named Melk Abbey. The city has a long history, it was first mentioned in the 9th century. Part of the city is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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.