Sankt Pölten

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Sankt Pölten

(zängkt pöl`tən), city (1991 pop. 50,026), Lower Austria prov., N central Austria. It is an industrial center and rail junction. Manufactures include chemicals, office furniture, hosiery, machinery, textiles, and paper. Chartered in the 12th cent., Sankt Pölten has a Romanesque cathedral (consecrated 1150; rebuilt in the 18th cent.) and a town hall of the 16th–17th cent.

Sankt Pölten

 

a city in Austria, in the Land of Lower Austria; situated in the foothills of the Alps, on the Traisen River. Population, 50,100 (1974). Sankt Pölten has machine-building, textile, furniture, printing, and food and condiments industries.