St Cyriacus Church and Dobratsch massif
|• Mayor||Florian Tschinderle (ÖVP)|
|• Total||27.18 km2 (10.49 sq mi)|
|Elevation||620 m (2,030 ft)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Hohenthurn consists of two cadastral communities, Dreulach and Hohenthurn, which comprise a total of the following six villages: (population status January 1, 2018)
- Achomitz (90)
- Draschitz (189)
- Dreulach (118)
- Göriach (99)
- Hohenthurn (209)
- Stossau (146)
Hohenthurn is located in the valley of the Gail river (Gailtal), near the confluence with the Gailitz tributary. The municipal area stretches on the northern slope of the Carnic Alps, close to the border with Italy. It comprises the cadastral communities of Hohenthurn proper and Dreulach (Drevlje).
The municipality was the site of a prehistoric Hallstatt settlement as well as of a Roman watchtower, which is depicted in the coat of arms. Nevertheless, Hohenthurn (from German hoher Turm, i.e. "high tower"), first mentioned in a 1253 deed as Göströsdorf, probably derived its name from the steeple of the Gothic St. Cyriacus Church. Since the medieval Slavic settlement of the Eastern Alps, the area is a centre of Slovene tradition and customs.
- Matija Majar (1809–1892), Carinthian Slovene priest and activist, served at the parish church in the hamlet of Göriach from 1851 until 1867
- Karl Schnabl (born 1954), ski jumper
Seats in the municipal council (Gemeinderat) as of 2015 local elections:
- Austrian People's Party (ÖVP): 5
- Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ): 3
- Community Voters (Enotna Lista): 2
- Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ): 1
Twin towns — Sister cities
Hohenthurn is twinned with:
- Moimacco, Italy since 2006
- "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
- "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- Statistik Austria: Bevölkerung am 1.1.2018 nach Ortschaften (Gebietsstand 1.1.2018)
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