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Gleisdorf, Styria, town in the district of Weiz, alt. 362m, pop. 5,225, area 4.76 km2. Situated in the Raab valley, traffic junction. - District Commission, district court, employment services, district health insurance office, Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry, Eastern Styrian regional development centre, welfare centre, Dominican convent housing a specialised boarding school (domestic science school), research institute of the Federal Institute of Horticulture, sports complex, Gymnasium and Bundesrealgymnasium secondary schools, specialised school for fruit-growing. In 1991, 65% of the local workforce (3,603), were employed in the service industries (esp. trade). Important manufacturing sectors are steel construction (equipment, materials handling), die-castings for the automobile industry, production of fruit juice, spectacle frames and breathing equipment; concrete plant, fruit plantations, fruit processing, municipal electric utility (including renewable energies). - First documented mention 1229; town status since 1920: Baroque parish church (1648-1672), restored 1891-1893; former Piarist monastery and church (1744-1747), local history museum with portrait gallery from Freiberg castle. Roman excavations near Gleisdorf in the municipality of St. Ruprecht an der Raab (amphitheatre, tombs).


R. F. Hausmann and S. Rosenberger, Gleisdorf 1229-1979, 1979; H. Riedl, Gleisdorf. Ein Beitrag zur Sozialgeographie einer oststeirischen Kleinstadt, 1971.