Klagenfurt (Slovenian Celovec whether Vrbskem jezeru) is the capital of the Austrian state Carinthia. With 99,110 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2016) it is the largest town in Carinthia and Austria's sixth largest. The urban area is located in the center of Klagenfurt basin and has an area of 120th Klagenfurt was first mentioned in 1192/99 and was donated to the city by Maximilian I to the Carinthian Estates in 1518 a largely insignificant market town. This donation and the subsequent Protestant Reformation of the 16th century meant a steep climb for the city: Klagenfurt became the capital of Carinthia, and numerous significant buildings today as the country house and the cathedral were built. Today, the statutory city Klagenfurt is location or registered office of the Carinthian Government, the Bezirkshauptmannschaft Klagenfurt-Land, the Diocese Gurk, the Alpen-Adria University, an international airport and numerous other institutions and companies. With its attractive city center with squares and old town buildings, as well as cultural events and the proximity to the lake Klagenfurt is also important for tourism.
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