Kapfenberg
Coat of arms
Kapfenberg
Kapfenberg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283Coordinates: 47°26′N 15°17′E / 47.433°N 15.283°E / 47.433; 15.283
CountryAustria
StateStyria
DistrictBruck-Mürzzuschlag
Government
 • MayorFriedrich Kratzer (SPÖ)
Area
 • 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 zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
8605
Area code03862
Vehicle registrationBM
Websitewww.kapfenberg.at
Overview of Kapfenberg in central Austria
Overview of Kapfenberg in central Austria

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.

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.
View of Kapfenberg from Schlossberg.

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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