St. Agatha (Upper Austria)
|coat of arms||Austria map|
|State :||Upper Austria|
|Political District :||Grieskirchen|
|License plate :||GR|
|Residents :||2,131 (January 1, 2020)|
|Postal code :||4084|
|Area code :||07277|
|Community code :||4 08 24|
|Address of the
4084 St. Agatha
|Mayor :||Manfred Mühlböck ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : (2015)
|Location of St. Agatha in the Grieskirchen district|
Taken from the observation tower on Mayrhoferberg
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
St. Agatha (also Sankt Agatha ) is a municipality in Upper Austria in the Grieskirchen district in the Hausruckviertel with 2131 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020). The community is located in the judicial district of Eferding .
St. Agatha is located at an altitude of 603 m in the Hausruckviertel. The extension is from north to south 7.0 km, from west to east 8.4 km. The total area is 31.8 km². 29.7% of the area is forested, 65.3% of the area is used for agriculture.
The municipality includes the following 40 localities (population in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- Backyard (2)
- Bräuleiten (22)
- Dittersdorf (48)
- Dörfledt (9)
- Dunzing (29)
- Ensfeld (65)
- Ernleiten (14)
- Etzing (100)
- Freiling (55)
- Gmein (63)
- Goetzling (46)
- Gschwendt (20)
- Hanging (37)
- Hatzing (79)
- Henzing (41)
- Hollerbrunn (14)
- Holzing (73)
- Holzwühr (22)
- Hundsdorf (69)
- Kolmhof (7)
- Koenigsdorf (125)
- Goiter Gliding (3)
- Löcking (9)
- Lions Den (34)
- Miniberg (8)
- Mitterberg (3)
- Mühlgraben (8)
- Parz (24)
- Poetzling (21)
- Riesching (124)
- Sattlberg (19)
- Schabetsberg (23)
- Scharzeredt (36)
- Scheiblberg (18)
- Blacksmithing (15)
- Sonnleiten (26)
- St. Agatha (772)
- Steinzen (11)
- Uring (27)
- Woad (10)
The community consists of the cadastral communities Königsdorf and St. Agatha.
- Waldkirchen am Wesen in the Schärding district
- Eschenau im Hausruckkreis , Heiligenberg and Waizenkirchen in the Grieskirchen district
- Haibach ob der Donau and Stroheim in the Eferding district
- Hofkirchen im Mühlkreis in the Rohrbach district borders the Schlögener Schlinge in the middle of the Danube for about 500 m.
Originally located in the eastern part of the Duchy of Bavaria, the place belonged to the Duchy of Austria since the 12th century. Since 1490 it has been assigned to the Principality of Austria ob der Enns . In the Upper Austrian Peasants' War of 1626, Stefan Fadinger from St. Agatha played a leading role. During the Napoleonic Wars , the place was occupied several times. Since 1918 the place belongs to the federal state of Upper Austria. After the connection of Austria to the German Reich on 13 March 1938, the place to "Upper Danube" belonged. In 1945 Upper Austria was restored.
St. Agatha was part of the judicial district of Waizenkirchen until 1923 and was added to the judicial district of Peuerbach after its dissolution . At the same time, the community was detached from the Eferding district and part of the Grieskirchen district.
In 1991 the municipality had 2,079 inhabitants according to the census, in 2001 it had 2,121 inhabitants. The increase occurred despite the negative migration balance (-75), as the birth balance was larger (+117). This continued between 2001 and 2011, so that the population rose to 2,144 people in 2011.
Culture and sights
- Parish Church of St. Agatha (Upper Austria) : Catholic
- Stefan Fadinger Museum : The museum is dedicated to Stephan Fadinger, the leader of the Upper Austrian Peasant War (1626). It is located in the new community center and opened in 2009.
- Stefan Fadinger monument in front of the community center
- Stefan-Fadinger-Linde: The summer linden tree is located next to a chapel at the Fadingerhof in Parz in the municipality of St. Agatha. The linden tree is registered as an Upper Austrian natural monument under number nd233.
- Pyramid Etzinger Hügel: 13 meter high meditation pyramid, which also serves as a lookout point
- Tabernacle shrine on the cairn
- Peasant war game: In 1974 the "Stefan Fadinger Peasant Group St. Agatha" was founded. In 1976, an amateur play group from St. Agatha performed the peasant war game "So will God be gracious to us" (with the main character Stefan Fadinger) for the nationwide 350-year commemorations. In 1981, 1990, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2014 this performance was repeated in St. Agatha.
With the 2015 election, the 25-seat municipal council had the following distribution: 16 ÖVP, 5 FPÖ, 4 SPÖ.
- 1989–2017 Franz Weissenböck (ÖVP)
- Since 2017 Manfred Mühlböck (ÖVP)
coat of arms
Blazon : "In silver between four red, six-pointed stars in the corners, a red heart, from which three blue, one to two standing forget-me-not flowers with golden lugs grow on blue stalks ."
The community colors are blue-yellow-red.
The municipal coat of arms, awarded in 1976, shows a motif from the seal of the chief captain of the rebellious ob-der-ennsischen peasants against the Bavarian lien in 1626, Stefan Fadinger , who was resident in St. Agatha on the Fatting am Wald farm .
Sons and daughters of the church
- Stefan Fadinger (≈1585–1626), peasant leader in the Upper Austrian Peasants' War in 1626
- Christoph Zeller († 1626), peasant leader in the Upper Austrian Peasants' War in 1626
- Ignaz Pilat (1820–1870), Austrian gardener, played a key role in designing Central Park in New York
- Julius Löcker (1860–1945), politician ( German People's Party ) and lawyer
- Johann Steinbock (1909–2004), Catholic priest, opponent of National Socialism, inmate for four years in the Dachau concentration camp
- Franz Haslehner (1933–2019), politician (ÖVP)
- Symbolic figure for town and country Article by Johann Werfring in the “Wiener Zeitung” of April 12, 2012, supplement “ProgrammPunkte”, p. 7.
- Community website
- Education in the community
- Parish and Church of St. Agatha
- Stefan Fadinger farmer group St. Agatha
- Peasant War Game
- Dates of the Peasant War Game by Carl Martin Eckmayr
- Fadinger-Linde on e-gov.ooe.gv.at
- Map in the Digital Upper Austrian Room Information System ( DORIS )
- Further information about the municipality of St. Agatha (Upper Austria) can be found on the geographic information system of the federal state of Upper Austria .
- The official spelling is specified or shown in the list of the municipalities of the Upper Austrian provincial government on the Internet and on Statistics Austria: A look at the municipality
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Statistics Austria, A look at the community of St. Agatha, population development. Retrieved April 13, 2019 .
- Stefan Fadinger is now watching in front of the new community center in Agatha Article by Martin Povacz in the "OÖ Nachrichten" of June 10, 2009
- 13 meter pyramid in St. Agatha opened on regionews.at on May 4, 2015, accessed on October 27, 2017
- Mayor Franz Weissenböck announces resignation. In: www1.mein district.at. March 30, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017 .
- Parish St. Agatha, parish council. Retrieved April 13, 2019 .
- State of Upper Austria, history and geography, coat of arms. Retrieved April 13, 2019 .
- https://www.parlament.gv.at/WWER/PARL/J1848/Locker.shtml , accessed on June 23, 2020.