Perg is a city in the Austrian state of Upper Austria, capital of the district of the same name.

Perg
Parish church
Parish church
Coat of arms of Perg
Coat of arms
Perg is located in Austria
Perg
Perg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°15′1″N 14°38′1″E / 48.25028°N 14.63361°E / 48.25028; 14.63361Coordinates: 48°15′1″N 14°38′1″E / 48.25028°N 14.63361°E / 48.25028; 14.63361
CountryAustria
StateUpper Austria
DistrictPerg
Government
 • MayorAnton Froschauer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total26.44 km2 (10.21 sq mi)
Elevation
250 m (820 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total8,388
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4320
Area code07262
Vehicle registrationPE
Websitewww.perg.at

HistoryEdit

Originally in the eastern part of the Duchy of Bavaria, Perg belonged to Austria from the 12th century on. In 1269 it received commercial privileges from King Ottokar II of Bohemia (also duke of Austria), and from 1490 it was part of the Principality of Austria on the Ems. Autonomous from 1542, it was occupied several times during the Napoleonic Wars.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18692,822—    
18802,902+2.8%
18902,978+2.6%
19003,078+3.4%
19103,231+5.0%
19233,223−0.2%
19343,264+1.3%
19393,512+7.6%
19513,773+7.4%
19614,106+8.8%
19714,913+19.7%
19815,207+6.0%
19915,958+14.4%
20017,129+19.7%
20117,727+8.4%
20158,136+5.3%

Main sightsEdit

  • Einhorn, a large unicorn sculpture inspired to the city's coat of arms.
  • Seifensiederhaus (workshop and home of a soap boiler), built in 1563.
  • The Late Baroque Kalvarienbergkirche (Church of the Calvary Hill, 1734–1735)
  • Pranger (pillory), a column in the main square of the city, built in 1587.
  • Steinbrecherhaus (home of mill-stone workers), a little house in old quarries of Perg with original furnishing, built in 1802

ReferencesEdit

  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.