Location within Austria

Coordinates: 47°03′00″N 16°05′00″E / 47.05000°N 16.08333°E / 47.05000; 16.08333Coordinates: 47°03′00″N 16°05′00″E / 47.05000°N 16.08333°E / 47.05000; 16.08333
Country Austria
State Styria
District Hartberg-Fürstenfeld
  Mayor Werner Gutzwar (ÖVP)
  Total 15.16 km2 (5.85 sq mi)
Elevation 276 m (906 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 5,964
  Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8280
Area codes +43 3382
Vehicle registration HF
Website www.fuerstenfeld.at

Fürstenfeld (Hungarian: Fölöstöm) is a town and a district in southeastern Austria. It is situated within the Austrian federal state of Styria, near the border of Hungary.

According to the 2005 census, Fürstenfeld has 5,986 citizens within its communal area, the larger urban area of Fürstenfeld includes approximately 20% more citizens. It was the centre of an eponymous district until the end of 2012, when it was merged with Hartberg to form Hartberg-Fürstenfeld District.

Fürstenfeld was founded around 1170 as a fortress and received its town charter in 1215. Today it is known for its schools, middle-sized industry, and vicinity to several thermal spas (Loipersdorf, Bad Blumau, Stegersbach).

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Fürstenfeld is twinned with:



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  4. de:Josef Reichl (Politiker)
  5. de:Helmut Röhrling
  6. de:Günter Timischl
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