Maria Enzersdorf

Maria Enzersdorf is a town in the district of Mödling in the Austrian state of Lower Austria.

Maria Enzersdorf

Coat of arms
Maria Enzersdorf
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°6′N 16°17′E
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictMödling
Government
  MayorDI Johann Zeiner
Area
  Total5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Elevation
225 m (738 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total8,829
  Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2344, 2346
Area code02236
Websitewww.mariaenzersdorf.gv.at

There are several castles and ruins in the forests surrounding Maria Enzersdorf, including Liechtenstein Castle and the Schwarzer Turm (Black Tower) in the surrounding forest and Schloss Hunyadi in the town itself.

History

Maria Enzersdorf was most likely settled by the Romans and the Celts. It is mentioned for the first time in the 12th century. During this time period was also when Liechtenstein Castle was constructed as a fortress against Eastern (Ottoman) enemies.

The town was destroyed in 1529 and 1683 by the first and second Turkish sieges.

From 1938 to 1954, the town was part of Vienna's 24th district.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19613,825    
19718,120+112.3%
19819,148+12.7%
19918,594−6.1%
20018,202−4.6%
20118,718+6.3%

Economy

The town is the location of the headquarters of the energy company EVN Group.

References


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