Location within Austria

Coordinates: 47°12′54″N 14°49′46″E / 47.21500°N 14.82944°E / 47.21500; 14.82944Coordinates: 47°12′54″N 14°49′46″E / 47.21500°N 14.82944°E / 47.21500; 14.82944
Country Austria
State Styria
District Murtal
  Mayor LAbg. Ing. Gerald Schmid(SPÖ)
  Total 4.53 km2 (1.75 sq mi)
Elevation 645 m (2,116 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 11,301
  Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8720
Area code 03512
Vehicle registration MT

Knittelfeld is a city in Styria, Austria, located on the banks of the Mur river.

The name of the town has become notorious for the Knittelfeld Putsch of September 7, 2002, a party meeting of the Freedom Party of Austria, which resulted in the 2002 Austrian elections.

Notable residents

The following are past and present notable residents of Knittelfeld.

References Max Paul

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