Amstetten, Lower Austria

Amstetten
Coat of arms of Amstetten
Amstetten is located in Austria
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Amstetten
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Amstetten
Mayor Herbert Katzengruber (SPÖ)
Area 52.22 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 275 m  (902 ft)
Population 22,948 (1 January 2011)[1]
 - Density 439 /km² (1,138 /sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate AM
Postal code 3300
Area code 07472
Website www.amstetten.noe.gv.at

Coordinates: 48°07′0″N 14°52′0″E / 48.116667°N 14.866667°E / 48.116667; 14.866667

Amstetten (German pronunciation: [amˈʃtɛtən]) is a town in Lower Austria. It is the capital of the Amstetten District.

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Geography

Is geographically located between 48 ° 07 ' N and 14 ° 52 ' E , at a height of 275 meters , has an area of 52.22 km ² , its population in 2001 was 22,595 inhabitants, with a population density of 441 habs / km ².

History

Amstetten-Mauer hospital chapel

There are traces of human settlements from the Stone Age and the Bronze Age in the area. The first permanent settlement in the area to be mentioned in written sources was Ulmerfeld, mentioned in 995. The first mention of Amstetten itself is dated to 1111. In 1858, the town was linked to the rest of Austria-Hungary by railroad. Since 1868, it has also been the seat of the local district administration. During World War II, there were two subcamps of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Amstetten.[2] The town was home to Josef Fritzl and Josef Hickersberger.[3]

Local economy

The Doka Group, a major international producer/supplier of formwork, has their company headquarters in Amstetten.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Amstetten is partnered with:

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