- Alternate use: Salzburg (state)
Fountain in Salzburg
Salzburg (population 145,000 in 2003) is a city in western Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg (population 520,000 in 2003). The geographic coordinates of Salzburg are 47.81 degrees north, 13.04 degrees east.
The Europrix multimedia award takes place in Salzburg.
Salzburg is the birthplace of:Hans Makart, a 19th century Austrian painter-decorator and national celebrity; Makart Square, or Makartplatz, is named after him.
On December 11, 1792, Joseph Mohr was born in Salzburg. He became a priest and in 1816 wrote the lyrics to a song that has become famous around the world - Silent Night. In 1818 it was performed for the first time under F.X. Mohr in Oberndorf, a small village just outside of Salzburg city.