Zell, Carinthia

Zell (Slovene: Sele) is a municipality in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Zell

Sele

Coat of arms
Zell
Location within Austria
Zell
Zell (Austria)
Coordinates: 46°28′N 14°23′E
CountryAustria
StateCarinthia
DistrictKlagenfurt-Land
Government
  MayorEngelbert Wassner (SPÖ)
Area
  Total75.3 km2 (29.1 sq mi)
Elevation
948 m (3,110 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total609
  Density8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9170
Area code04227
Websitewww.zell-sele.at

Geography

Zell lies in a side valley on the north of the Karawank on the Slovenian border about 20 km south of Klagenfurt and 6 km south of Ferlach.

Population

According to the 2001 census, 89.1% of the inhabitants are of Carinthian Slovenian descent, which is the highest percentage of all municipalities in the state of Carinthia.

The commune is situated southwest of the town of Ferlach, on the northern slope of the Koschuta Massif within the Karawanks mountain range. The place was first mentioned as Cel in a 1280 deed. It consists of six villages:

Village (German)Village (Slovenian) Number of people 1991 Percent of Slovenes 1991 Percent of Slovenes 1951
Zell FreibachSele Borovnica 187 92.5% 96.9%
Zell HomölischSele Hmelše 23 47.8% 76.3%
Zell MitterwinkelSele Srednji Kot 98 98% 95.7%
Zell OberwinkelSele Zvrhnji Kot 91 96.7% 97.1%
Zell PfarreSele Fara 235 93.2% 92.1%
Zell SchaidaSele Šajda 100 99% 91.7%

Politics

Seats in the municipal council (2003 elections):

References

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