Location within Austria

Coordinates: 46°58′27″N 15°29′54″E / 46.97417°N 15.49833°E / 46.97417; 15.49833Coordinates: 46°58′27″N 15°29′54″E / 46.97417°N 15.49833°E / 46.97417; 15.49833
Country Austria
State Styria
District Graz-Umgebung
  Amtsleiter Robert Winkler
  Total 20.51 km2 (7.92 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 4,654
  Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 8072, 8410
Area code 03135
Website www.fernitz-mellach.gv.at

Fernitz-Mellach is since 2015 a municipality with 4,654 residents (as of 2016-01-01) in Styria, Austria. It lies in the south of Graz-Umgebung District. The municipality was founded as part of the Styria municipal structural reform,[2] at the end of 2014, by merging the former towns Fernitz and Mellach.[3]


Geographical layout

Fernitz-Mellach is located in the south part of the Graz-Umgebung District, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Graz. The municipality runs along the Mur River.

Municipality arrangement

The municipality territory includes the following five sections (population as of 1 January 2015[4]):

and consists of the Katastralgemeinden Fernitz, Gnaning und Mellach.

Neighboring municipalities


The municipality was founded on 1 January 2015 by merger of the municipality areas of Fernitz and Mellach.


  1. Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 2016-01-01), 2016-01-01.
  2. Steiermärkische Gemeindestrukturreform.
  3. § 3 Abs. 3 Z 2 des Gesetzes vom 17. Dezember 2013 über die Neugliederung der Gemeinden des Landes Steiermark (Steiermärkisches Gemeindestrukturreformgesetz – StGsrG). Landesgesetzblatt für die Steiermark, of 2 April 2014. Nr. 31, Jahrgang 2014. Template:ZDB-ID. p. 3.
  4. Statistik Austria, Bevölkerung am 1.1.2015 nach Ortschaften
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