10 Wonderful Facts About Linz


Facts About Linz: 

  1. Linz is well known for the Linzer torte, which is said to be the oldest cake in the world, with its first recipe dating from 1653.
  2. Linz is the capital city of Upper Austria.
  3. Since January 2014 the city is divided into 16 statistical districts.
  4. Since 1 December 2014 Linz is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities (UCCN) network as a City of Media Arts.
  5. In 2009 Linz, together with the Lithuanian capital Vilnius was chosen as the European Capital of Culture.
  6. Linz is twinned with: Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal; Brașov, Romania; Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany; České Budějovice, Czech Republic; Chengdu, Sichuan, China; Eskişehir, Turkey; Gabès, Tunisia; Gwangyang, South Jeolla, South Korea; Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; Kansas City, Kansas, United States; Linköping, Sweden; Linz am Rhein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany; Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; Norrköping, Sweden; San Carlos, Nicaragua; Sumgait, Azerbaijan; Tampere, Finland & Zaporizhia, Ukraine.
  7. The population of Linz is 203,012, as of 2017.
  8. Linz is the third-largest city in Austria, after Vienna and Graz.
  9. Linz gained city magistrate rights in 1424 and court rights some three decades later.
  10. The newspaper Oberösterreichische Nachrichten has its head office in Linz.