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Location within Austria
|• Mayor||Friedrich Kratzer (SPÖ)|
|• Total||82.08 km2 (31.69 sq mi)|
|Elevation||502 m (1,647 ft)|
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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.
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