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Braunau am Inn

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Base data
Federal state: Upper Austria
District: Braunau am Inn
NUTS-Region: Innviertel (311)
Municipality type: city
Municipality number: 40404
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Location in Austria

Postal code: 5280
Area code: 07722
License plate number: BR
Address of the town administration: Stadtplatz 38
5280 Braunau am Inn
Website: www.braunau.at
E-Mail-Address: rathaus@braunau.ooe.gv.at (mailto:rathaus@braunau.ooe.gv.at)
Population
Total: 16,372 (15.05.2001)
Density: 660.2/km²
Geography
Municipalities: Braunau am Inn, Osternberg
Ranshofen
Area: 24.8 km²
Levitation: 351 meters above sea level
Latitude:

Longitude:

48°15'29'' N
13°02'01'' E
Politics
Mayor: Gerhard Skiba (SPOE)
Mandates in the district council
(37 Seats):
SPÖ 25, ÖVP 7
FMU 5, FPÖ 4

Braunau am Inn is a city in the Innviertel (River Inn area) of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich), the north-western province of Austria. It lies about 90 km west of Linz and about 60 km north of Salzburg, close to the border with the German Bundesland of Bavaria. The population in 2001 was 16,372.

The town was first mentioned around 810 and received the city statute in 1260, which makes it one of the oldest cities in Austria. It became a fortress and important trading route junction, dealing with the salt trade and with ship traffic on the River Inn. Through its history it changed hands several times and was Bavarian before 1779 and again 18091816.

Braunau has a remarkable 15th-century church with a 99m-high spire, as well as castle remains housing a museum, and parts of the former town walls.

Braunau is also well known as the birthplace in 1889 of Adolf Hitler. The fact is acknowledged in town publications, and a memorial stone for the victims of Fascism was raised by Major Gerhard Skiba in front of the house of Hitlers birth in 1989. Since 1992 the Braunau Contemporary History Days have been organized by the Braunau Society for Contemporary History and the annual meeting of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service has taken place in Braunau since 1998.

Nowadays, Braunau has the full range of schools and colleges; industries including electronics, metal (AMAG) and woodworking, and glass. After two successful seasons, the local football team, S.V. Braunau, reached the Austrian 1st Division before suddenly going bankrupt in 2000. The team was refounded as F.C. Braunau.

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Note: Broumov, a town in the Czech Republic, is also known as Braunau in German.de:Braunau am Inn es:Braunau am Inn fr:Braunau am Inn hr:Braunau na Innu it:Braunau am Inn nl:Braunau am Inn (stad) pl:Braunau am Inn pt:Braunau am Inn ro:Braunau am Inn fi:Braunau am Inn sv:Braunau am Inn

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