Paternion

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Paternion
St. Paternian Church
St. Paternian Church
Coat of arms of Paternion
Coat of arms
Paternion is located in Austria
Paternion
Paternion
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°43′N 13°38′E / 46.717°N 13.633°E / 46.717; 13.633Coordinates: 46°43′N 13°38′E / 46.717°N 13.633°E / 46.717; 13.633
CountryAustria
StateCarinthia
DistrictVillach-Land
Government
 • MayorAlfons Arnold (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total105.49 km2 (40.73 sq mi)
Elevation
519 m (1,703 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,819
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9711
Area code04245
Websitewww.paternion.at

Paternion (Slovene: Špaterjan) is a market town in the district of Villach-Land in the Austrian state of Carinthia. It is located within the Drava valley about 18 kilometres (11 mi) in the north-west of the city of Villach.

Geography[edit]

Paternion is subdivided into six Katastralgemeinden: Feistritz an der Drau, Kamering, Kreuzen, Nikelsdorf, Paternion and Rubland.

History[edit]

Settled since the Hallstatt culture, the place was first mentioned as St. Paternianus in a 1296 deed, named after Saint Paternian, the Bishop of Fano, as the area south of the Drava then belonged to the Patriarchate of Aquileia.[3] In 1530 Paternion received market rights from Archduke Ferdinand I of Austria. With a percentage of about 30%, the municipality is today one of the centres of Protestantism in Carinthia.

Politics[edit]

Seats in the municipal assembly (Gemeinderat) as of 2009 elections:

Twin town[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ de:Paternion

External links[edit]

Media related to Paternion at Wikimedia Commons