Enns (town)

Enns
Main square with the tower
Main square with the tower
Coat of arms of Enns
Coat of arms
Enns is located in Austria
Enns
Enns
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 48°13′0″N 14°28′30″E / 48°13′0″N 14°28′30″E / 48.21667; 14.47500UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4470
Area code07223
Vehicle registrationwww.enns.or.at

Enns is a town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria on the river Enns, which forms the border with the state of Lower Austria.

Enns was one of the first places in Austria to receive town privileges. The town charter dates to 22 April 1212, the document is displayed at the local museum. The date is also depicted on the Town Tower, the landmark of Enns.

Geography

Enns extends for 7.5 km from north to south and 8.6 km from west to east. Its total area is 34.3 km², of which 12.8% are covered with forest, and 64.1% are used for agriculture.

The municipality can be subdivided into the districts of Einsiedl, Enghagen, Enghagen am Tabor, Enns, Ental, Erlengraben, Hiesendorf, Kottingrat, Kristein, Kronau, Lorch, Moos, Rabenberg and Volkersdorf.