Dellach

Dellach (Slovene: Dole) is a municipality in the district of Hermagor, in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Dellach
St Nicholas Church

Coat of arms
Dellach
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°40′N 13°4′E
CountryAustria
StateCarinthia
DistrictHermagor
Government
  MayorJohannes Lenzhofer (ÖVP)
Area
  Total36.53 km2 (14.10 sq mi)
Elevation
672 m (2,205 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total1,231
  Density34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9635
Websitewww.gemeinde-dellach.at

Geography

The municipal area lies in the upper Gail valley, between the neighbouring municipalities of Kötschach-Mauthen in the west and Kirchbach in the east. The Carnic Alps in the south form the border with Paularo in Italy. In the north rises Mt. Reißkofel, the highest peak of the Gailtal Alps east of the Lienz Dolomites, with an elevation of 2,371 metres (7,779 ft).

History

Archaeological findings in the hamlet of Gurina denote a settlement since the age of the Hallstatt culture, when the local Celtic population ran copper smelting facilities to coin mints. It became one of the first Roman cities in present-day Austria, when the area was part of the Noricum province.

The village of Doelach itself was first mentioned in a 1370 deed; the name was possibly derived from Slavic dolina: "valley". A church in nearby Sankt Daniel existed since Carolingian times. For a long time, the estates were held by the Counts of Gorizia, until they fell to the Austrian House of Habsburg. The present-day municipality was established in 1850.

Politics

Seats in the municipal council (Gemeinderat) as of 2015 elections:

References


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