Aflenz

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Aflenz
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Aflenz
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°32′40″N15°14′25″E / 47.54444°N 15.24028°E / 47.54444; 15.24028 Coordinates: 47°32′40″N15°14′25″E / 47.54444°N 15.24028°E / 47.54444; 15.24028
Country Austria
State Styria
District Bruck-Mürzzuschlag
Government
   Mayor Hubert Lenger (ÖVP)
Area
[1]
  Total55.1 km2 (21.3 sq mi)
Elevation
765 m (2,510 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [2]
  Total2,417
  Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8621, 8623, 8624
Area code 03861
Website www.aflenz.gv.at

Aflenz is since January 2015 a new market town with 2,421 residents (as of 1 January 2016) in Bruck-Mürzzuschlag District of Styria, Austria.

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The municipality was founded as part of the Styria municipal structural reform, [3] [4] on 31 December 2014, from the dissolved independent municipalities Aflenz Kurort and Aflenz Land.

Geography

Municipality arrangement

The municipal territory includes the following six sections or like-named Katastralgemeinden (populations as of 1 January 2016, [5] area 2015 [6] ):

Aflenz is completely surrounded by both nearby towns.

Coat of arms

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Aflenz Kurort
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Aflenz Land

By way of the merger, the crests of Aflenz Kurort and Aflenz Land were officially retired on 1 January 2015.

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The Neuverleihung to the town Aflenz succeeded with Wirkung of 15 June 2016. [7]
The altered blazon states:

"Between green shield flanks, the front with a silver Bishop staff together with flying ribbon, the back with a silver inverted key, a blue, silver-bordered sky, until in the center section a silver three-peaked mountain with a higher middle peak; these joined by a green leafy appletree."

Tourism

The town along with Thörl has the tourism agency "Hochschwab". The base is the town Aflenz. [8]

Culture and sights

Notable residents

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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. Steiermärkische Gemeindestrukturreform
  4. § 3 Abs. 1 Z 1 des Gesetzes vom 17. Dezember 2013 über die Neugliederung der Gemeinden des Landes Steiermark (Steiermärkisches Gemeindestrukturreformgesetz – StGsrG). Landesgesetzblatt für die Steiermark vom 2. April 2014. Nr. 31, Jahrgang 2014. ZDB-ID   705127-x. S. 2.
  5. Statistik Austria, Bevölkerung of 1 January 2016 nach Ortschaften
  6. Katastralgemeinden Stmk. 2015 (Excel-Datei, 128 KB); abgerufen am 29. Juli 2015
  7. 65. Verlautbarung der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung vom 2. Juni 2016 über die Verleihung des Rechtes zur Führung eines Gemeindewappens an die Marktgemeinde Aflenz (politischer Bezirk Bruck-Mürzzuschlag), abgerufen am 17. Juni 2016
  8. Grazer Zeitung, Amtsblatt für die Steiermark. 30. Dezember 2014, 210. Jahrgang, 52. Stück. Nr. 306. ZDB-ID   1291268-2 S. 626.