• SPÖ: 9
  • ÖVP: 6

Raaba until the end of 2014, market town with 2204 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) southeast of Graz in the district of Graz-Umgebung in Styria. As part of the municipality of structural reform in Styria it is merged in 2015 with the municipality Gram Bach, the new community will be called market town Raaba -gram stream. This is based on the Styrian community structure reform law - StGsrG.

  • 2.1 Population development
  • 3.1 municipal
  • 3.2 Mayor
  • 3.3 Coat of Arms
  • 4.1 parks
  • 5.1 traffic
  • 5.2 Established businesses


Geographical Location

Raaba is located on the south-eastern outskirts of the provincial capital of Graz in eastern Styria's hill at 350-506 m above sea level. The municipality is part of the Graz Basin.

Community structure

The municipality comprises the three villages (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Dürwagersbach (177 )
  • Lamberg (240 )
  • Raaba (1769 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral Raaba.

Neighboring communities


The local church as an autonomous body created in 1850. After the annexation of Austria in 1938, the community came to Reichsgau Styria, 1945-1955, she was part of the British zone of occupation in Austria. In 2000 Raaba was raised to the market town.

Population Development


Parish council

  • 9 SPÖ
  • 6 ÖVP


Mayor Josef Gangl ( SPÖ). Vice Mayor Karl Mayr Hold ( SPÖ).

Coat of arms

The award of the municipality coat of arms came into effect on 1 July 1987. Coat Description: Black a golden slant right bar, topped with four well- butting black car wheels; the beam on either side of a beseitet Golden Shamrock bar.

Culture and sights


The Life Park in 2000 created by the merger of the Bohemian parks with the garden spot of reasons and has an area of approximately 11,000 m².

Economy and infrastructure


The proximity to Graz Raaba is very conveniently located. The south motorway (A2 ) runs directly through the municipal area and can be reached via the junction Puchwerk on feeder road Graz-Ost in about 1 km. The church Straße (B 73) from Graz to Kirchbach in Steiermark is about 4 km away.

In Raaba is a train station of the Styrian Eastern Railway, the hourly regional train connections to Graz and track village offers. Graz Main Train Station is about 8 km away. Raaba is connected to the bus network of Graz AG transport services.

Distance from Graz Airport is approximately 7 km.

Established businesses

In Raaba are the data center and other departments of the Raiffeisen -Landesbank Steiermark, Raiffeisenverband Styria, the Alpine Finishing Industry Co., Ltd. (AVI), the development and exploitation GmbH (ECG), the Hutter and Schranz Zauntechnik (H S ) and the Andritz Energy & Environment.