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What you need to know about Sankt Polten

Sankt Pölten , mostly abbreviated to the official name St. Pölten, is the capital and largest city of the State of Lower Austria in northeast Austria. With 52,716 inhabitants as of 1 January 2015, it is Lower Austria’s largest city. St Pölten is a city with its own statute (or Statutarstadt) and therefore it is both a municipality and a district in the Mostviertel.

 

Population: Estimate 53,148
Area: 108.5 km²

Currency

Coat of arms, colours and seals

The arms’ blazon is silver and azure; on the right a fess gules, on the left a wolf rampant silver langued gules and armed Or. The colours of the city are red and yellow. The seal of the city contains its coat of arms surrounded by the text Landeshauptstadt St. Pölten. The administration’s seal of the magistrate also contains the city’s coat of arms with the text Magistrat der Stadt St. Pölten.

 

Economy

As of 15 May 2001, 40,041 people worked in 2,711 companies in the city. 23 of those companies are large-scale enterprises with more than 200 employees each.

 

Language

Austrian German is the official language of Austria, while Alemannic and Austro-Bavarian are the major unofficial languages.

Media

Several media companies are based in St Pölten. These are “@cetera”, a literary-cultural magazine; “City-Flyer”, an online magazine describing the cultural offerings of the city, which is published on paper monthly; “Campus Radio”, a radio station from the University of Applied Sciences; “HiT FM”, a radio station broadcasting in Lower Austria; “LetHereBeRock”, an online youth magazine about the alternative rock scene; NÖN, a Lower Austrian newspaper; the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation for Lower Austria; and the local television channel “P3tv”.

 

Transport

The city’s main railway station, St. Pölten Hauptbahnhof, is located directly on the West railway of the ÖBB and is also the terminus of the Leobersdorfer Railway, the Mariazellerbahn, the regional railway to Tulln and the regional railway to Krems. It is at the intersection of the Western Motorway A1 and the Kremser Speedway S33, and is traversed by the Vienna Road B1. St Pölten is a junction of the Wieselbus bus lines, which provides radial connections between the capital and the different regions of Lower Austria.

 

Weather

St Pölten is divided into the following subdistricts: Altmannsdorf, Dörfl at Ochsenburg, Eggendorf, Ganzendorf, Hafing, Harland, Hart, Kreisberg, Matzersdorf, Mühlgang, Nadelbach, Oberradlberg, Oberwagram, Oberzwischenbrunn, Ochsenburg, Pengersdorf, Pottenbrunn, Pummersdorf, Ragelsdorf, Ratzersdorf at the Traisen, Reitzersdorf, Schwadorf, Spratzern, St Georgen on the Steinfelde, St Pölten, Stattersdorf, Steinfeld, Teufelhof, Unterradlberg, Unterwagram, Unterzwischenbrunn, Viehofen, Völtendorf, Waitzendorf, Wasserburg, Weitern, Wetzersdorf, Windpassing, Witzendorf, Wolfenberg, Wörth and Zwerndorf.