Kapfenberg

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Kapfenberg
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Overview of Kapfenberg in central Austria
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Kapfenberg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°26′N15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283 Coordinates: 47°26′N15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283
Country Austria
State Styria
District Bruck-Mürzzuschlag
Government
   Mayor Friedrich Kratzer (SPÖ)
Area
[1]
  Total82.08 km2 (31.69 sq mi)
Elevation
502 m (1,647 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [2]
  Total22,798
  Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8605
Area code 03862
Vehicle registration BM
Website www.kapfenberg.at

Kapfenberg [ˈkapfənbɛʁk] , with around 22,609 inhabitants, is the third largest city in Styria, Austria, near Bruck an der Mur. The town's landmark is Burg Oberkapfenberg. Its main employer is the steel manufacturer Böhler.

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The town has a swimming complex, a football stadium (Franz Fekete Stadium) used by the club Kapfenberger SV, and an ice rink. The Kapfenberg Bulls is a team in the Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga, the highest professional basketball league in Austria.

In 1970, Kapfenberg hosted the European Team Chess Championship, which was won by the Soviet Union.

Notable people

In alphabetic order

View of Kapfenberg from Schlossberg. Panorama Kapfenberg 1.JPG
View of Kapfenberg from Schlossberg.

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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.

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