Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing

Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing is a community located in the district of Tulln in the Austrian federal state of Lower Austria.

Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing

Coat of arms
Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°19′10″N 16°10′30″E
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictTulln
Government
  MayorEduard Roch (ÖVP)
Area
  Total12.69 km2 (4.90 sq mi)
Elevation
175 m (574 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total2,302
  Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3424
Area code02242
Vehicle registrationTU
WebsiteCommunity of Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing

Geography

Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing is located in the Tulln Basin which is a basin surrounding the city of Tulln. The municipality consists of the two "cadastral" communities Zeiselmauer and Wolfpassing which make up an area of about 12.7 square kilometres in total. The river Danube separates the territory into two parts; slightly more than 50 percent of the entire area is forested.

Population Development

This is an overview of the population development in the last century:[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1900646    
19511,503+132.7%
19711,397−7.1%
19811,470+5.2%
19911,733+17.9%
20011,966+13.4%
20132,236+13.7%

History

Zeiselmauer, Castra (Cannabiaca) was a part from Limes Norici of the Roman province Noricum.

Coat of Arms

The official coat of arms of Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing depicts the history of the village. Roman fort walls show the long provable history and furthermore the cultural imprint of the Romans on this area, whereas the red wolf is a symbol of the 1,000-year-long period of Zeiselmauer belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Passau as it is also visible on their official emblem.[4]

Politics

Following an unscheduled election in April 2013 the current community council is composed of four fractions holding 19 seats in total: The Social Democrats (SPÖ) hold eight seats, the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) hold six seats, a local party called "Liste Aktiv" holds four seats and the last seat is occupied by the Greens (Grüne).[5]

The mayor currently in service is Eduard Roch (ÖVP) who's fraction is forming a coalition with the party "Liste Aktiv" led by Michael Weber.

Economy, Traffic, Infrastructure

In 1999 20 farms were located in the village, whereas in 2001 72 non-agricultural businesses were listed in Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing. In the same year, the labour force participation made up slightly more than 48 per cent.

Two traffic arteries transect the village of Zeiselmauer from West to East, these are Bundesstraße 14 and railway line S40 which is part of the Vienna S-Bahn-system connecting Vienna (Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof) with the towns of Tulln and St. Pölten in the West. Landesstraße L118 in Wolfpassing is known for traffic jams during rush hours because of a narrow single-lane section regulated by traffic lights.

Sights

  • Roman fort "Cannabiaca", which is about 2,000 years old
  • Roman Catholic Church of Zeiselmauer
  • some other listed historic buildings

References

  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.
  3. Austrian Institute of Statistics: Population Statistics of Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing (website, 5 January 2014)
  4. Municipality of Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing: History (website, 5 January 2014)
  5. Municipality of Zeiselmauer-Wolfpassing: Election 2013 (Website, 5 June 2013)


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