Pinkafeld

Pinkafeld (Hungarian: Pinkafő, Croatian: Pinkafelj, Romani: Pinkafa) is a town with 5648 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2016) in Burgenland in the district Oberwart (Austria). It is named after the Pinka, a tributary of the Raab. The first mention probably dates back to the year 860. During the next 1000 years Pinkafeld spent most of the Kingdom of Hungary. Nevertheless, the population, as in much of the former German-West Hungary (now Burgenland), mostly German since the time of Charlemagne. Historically Pinkafeld a city of craftsmen and citizens. The city acquired already in the late Middle Ages numerous privileges such as the blood jurisdiction, market and tolls right and the duty-free treatment. In the course of history, the Pinkafelder citizens had always very interested to receive these privileges. And indeed, the Pinkafelder privileges of many emperors, kings and regional domination holders were repeatedly confirmed and extended. From the 17th century until the early 20th century, the clothier industry coined the city. With the establishment of HTBLuVA Pinkafeld on the site of the former stately Grange Pinkafeld 1967 took an important step towards school and college town. As such, it has since gained national importance and notoriety in particular because of training opportunities in the field of technology. Since 2002 Pinkafeld is one of 25 municipalities climate of Burgenland.

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