Gresten -Land is a municipality with 1534 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the district Scheibbs in Lower Austria.

  • 2.1 Population development
  • 3.1 Coat of Arms


Gresten -Land is located in the Most district in Lower Austria, extending east and west of the municipal Gresten. Neighboring municipalities are gaming, Gresten, Randegg, Reinberg, Scheibbs, Steinakirchen am Forst, Wang, Lunz am See and Ybbsitz.

The area of ​​the municipality covers 55.48 square kilometers. 48.5 percent of the area is forested. The municipal area of Gresten country, the 15 eastern longitude intersects with the 48th northern latitude. At this point a meridian stone is erected.

Community structure

The municipality comprises the following four localities ( in parentheses population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Upper Office ( 421)
  • Obergut (25 )
  • Schadneramt (407 )
  • Under Office ( 688 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral Oberamt Schadneramt and sub- office.


In ancient times, the area was part of the province of Noricum. In the core Austrian state of Lower Austria lying the place informed the eventful history of Austria.

The municipality was created in 1968 by the Association of Municipalities Oberamt Unteramt and Schadneramt.

Population Development

According to the results of the 2001 census, there were 1,544 inhabitants. In 1991 the municipality had 1,553 inhabitants in 1981 and 1,486 in 1971, 1,504 inhabitants.


Mayor of the municipality is Leopold Latschbacher, office manager Franz Pucheber.

In the council, there are a total of 19 seats after the municipal elections of 14 March 2010, the following distribution of seats: 15 ÖVP, SPÖ 4, no other seats.

Coat of arms

Blazon: hangend In a split from silver to green sign above a growing division of the shields Red skewer with Golden Guard, down in a green Golden apple on a branch with two golden leaves. ( Literally quoted from the website of the municipality. )

The coat of arms of the municipality was awarded on the occasion of the constitution in 1968.

Culture and sights

Economy and infrastructure

Non-agricultural workplaces, there were 25 in 2001, agricultural and forestry holdings according to the 1999 survey 162 The number of persons employed at the residence was according to the 2001 census 741 The employment rate in 2001 was 48.31 percent.