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Sankt Veit an der Glan ( ) is a town in the Austrianmarker state of Carinthiamarker. It is the capital of a district with the same name.

Geography

Location

This town is a major point on the Glan River in the north of the Zollfeld Valley.

Municipal arrangement

Sankt Veit consists of six Katastralgemeinden: Galling, Hörzendorf, Niederdorf, Projern, Sankt Donat and Tanzenberg. It is further divided into the following districts, with population figures at right:

  • Affelsdorf (36)
  • Aich (12)
  • Altglandorf (105)
  • Arndorf (15)
  • Baardorf (12)
  • Baiersdorf (20)
  • Beintratten (16)
  • Blintendorf (16)
  • Dellach (44)
  • Draschelbach (4)
  • Eberdorf (10)
  • Galling (4)
  • Gersdorf (23)
  • Höffern (0)
  • Hörzendorf (371)
  • Holz (6)
  • Karlsberg (10)
  • Karnberg (45)
  • Laasdorf (7)
  • Lebmach (1)
  • Mairist (30)
  • Milbersdorf (18)
  • Muraunberg (65)
  • Niederdorf (13)
  • Pörtschach am Berg (30)
  • Pflugern (19)
  • Preilitz (17)
  • Projern (56)
  • Radweg (18)
  • Raggasaal (8)
  • Ritzendorf (12)
  • Sankt Andrä (17)
  • Sankt Donat (263)
  • Sankt Veit an der Glan (11.220)
  • Streimberg (5)
  • Tanzenberg (17)
  • Ulrichsberg (25)
  • Unterbergen (106)
  • Untermühlbach (100)
  • Unterwuhr (35)
  • Wainz (8)
  • Zwischenbergen (0)


History

As mentioned in a 1131 deed, a Saint Vitus Church was located here, which in 1137 was again acquired by the Bishopric of Bamberg. The Carinthian duke Hermann of Sponheim became a "Vogt" protector of the church in 1176 and subsequent the town of Sankt Veit was made the capital of the Duchy of Carinthia until 1518.

Its town hall dates from 1468 and its old ducal castle from the 15th to 16th century.

Demographics

As of the 2001 census, it has a population of 12,045. Of that, 92.5% are Austrian, 2.3% are Yugoslav, and 2.2% are Bosnian. 74.0% of the population profess themselves to be Roman Catholic, 8.6% are Evangelist church and 4.3% are Muslims, while 10.2% are without religious confession.

Politics

The town council is made up of 31 members. They are of the following parties:



The mayor is Gerhard Mock (SPÖ).

Twin cities



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