Sankt Georgen am Längsee

Sankt Georgen am Längsee (Slovene: Šentjurij ob Dolgem jezeru) is a municipality in the district of Sankt Veit an der Glan in Carinthia, Austria.

Sankt Georgen am Längsee
Sankt Georgen Abbey

Coat of arms
Sankt Georgen am Längsee
Location within Austria
Sankt Georgen am Längsee
Sankt Georgen am Längsee (Austria)
Coordinates: 46°47′N 14°26′E
CountryAustria
StateCarinthia
DistrictSankt Veit an der Glan
Government
  MayorKonrad Seunig (SPÖ)
Area
  Total69.81 km2 (26.95 sq mi)
Elevation
537 m (1,762 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total3,648
  Density52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9330, 9313
Area code04213
Websitewww.stgeorgen-laengsee.at

Geography

Sankt Georgen is located at the Längsee north of the Zollfeld Valley. In the east, the Gurk River flows southwards into the Klagenfurt basin. The municipal area comprises the cadastral communities of Goggerwenig, Gösseling, Launsdorf, Osterwitz, and Taggenbrunn as well as famous Hochosterwitz Castle in the south.

History

The settlement arose from the former Sankt Georgen monastery of Benedictine nuns established about 1002/08 by the local Countess Wichburg, a granddaughter of the Bavarian duke Eberhard. Rebuilt in a Baroque style, it was dissolved by order of Emperor Joseph II in 1783. Today the premises serve as a conference centre.

Politics

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2009 elections:

Twin towns — sister cities

Sankt Georgen is twinned with:

References


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