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Spittal an der Drau

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area and third-largest continent after Asia and Africa in population.
Spittal an der Drau is an Austrian town, located in the western part of the Austrian federal state of Carinthia and the administrative center of the federal state's largest district, Spittal an der Drau. It is located between Lornfeld and the lower valley of the Drava River. Spittal has a population of about 16,000 people. The total area is of 48.51 square kilometers and the population density is of 330.75 square kilometers.
The first document mentioning a settlement dates from 1191, when a hospital and a church were built by Hermann I and Otto II of Carinthia. The first market was founded in 1242, while in 1457 the citizen were given the right to choose their judge and the council.
The city was ravaged by two fires in 1522 and 1729. In 1930 it obtained the status of city. The city has a railroad station on the line Villach-Salzburg. It lies also on the A10 Highway  and the B10 regional road. A cableway to Mount Goldeck lso exists.

It is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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