Stockerau

Summary

Stockerau (German pronunciation: [ʃtɔkəˈʁaʊ] (listen)) is a town in the district of Korneuburg in Lower Austria, Austria. Stockerau has 15,921 inhabitants, which makes it the largest town in the Weinviertel.[3] Stockerau is also called "Lenaustadt" (Lenau Town) because the Austrian poet Nikolaus Lenau often spent time with his grandparents here.

Stockerau
Saint Stephen Church
Saint Stephen Church
Coat of arms of Stockerau
Stockerau is located in Austria
Stockerau
Stockerau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°23′N 16°13′E / 48.383°N 16.217°E / 48.383; 16.217Coordinates: 48°23′N 16°13′E / 48.383°N 16.217°E / 48.383; 16.217
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
DistrictKorneuburg
Government
 • MayorAndrea Völkl (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total37.41 km2 (14.44 sq mi)
Elevation
176 m (577 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total16,916
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
2000, 2003
Area code02266
Websitehttps://www.stockerau.at/

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18697,868—    
18808,051+2.3%
18908,584+6.6%
190010,410+21.3%
191011,958+14.9%
192311,339−5.2%
193411,526+1.6%
193913,924+20.8%
195111,336−18.6%
196111,996+5.8%
197112,852+7.1%
198112,679−1.3%
199113,608+7.3%
200114,452+6.2%
201115,657+8.3%
202116,789+7.2%

AmenitiesEdit

Leisure facilities are various: wellness centre, sports centre with three gyms, judo and table tennis gym, skittle alley and football stadium. In addition there are indoor and outdoor tennis facilities.

Stockerau offers a range of exhibitions, concerts, readings and singing evenings in the cultural centre "Belvedereschlößl". In the cellar of this castle, built in 16th century and revitalised by the town community in the year 1984, you will find the district museum.

Between Stockerau and the Danube there is a large forest called the "Au".

Saint Coloman was martyred here in 1012, and is known as St. Coloman of Stockerau.

 
Belevedere castle

MayorsEdit

List of all mayors of Stockerau according to the official homepage of the town:

  • 1893–1908 Julius Schaumann
  • 1908–1912 Josef Weineck
  • 1912–1914 Wenzel Kreuz
  • 1919–1927 Eduard Rösch
  • 1927–1933 Josef Wolfik
  • 1933–1938 Johann Schidla
  • 1938–1945 Heinrich Mayrl
  • 1945–1970 Josef Wondrak (SPÖ) (1893–1982)
  • 1970–1979 Franz Blabolil
  • 1979–2006 Leopold Richentzky
  • 2006–2019 Helmut Laab
  • since 2019 Andrea Völkl

TransportationEdit

Given its relatively close distance to Vienna, S3 of the Vienna S-Bahn operates half-hourly service to Vienna as well as hourly service to Hollabrunn. Regional trains operate from Vienna to Retz and Znojmo in the north and Wiener Neustadt and Payerbach-Reichenau in the south.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ https://statistik.at/wcm/idc/idcplg?IdcService=GET_PDF_FILE&RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&dDocName=103418[bare URL PDF]

External linksEdit

  • Official website