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Melk
Melk Abbey
Melk Abbey
Coat of arms of Melk
Coat of arms
Melk is located in Austria
Melk
Melk
Location in Austria
Country Austria
State Lower Austria
District Melk
Area
 • Total 25.7 km2 (9.9 sq mi)
Elevation
213 m (699 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)
 • Total 5,529
 • Density 215.1/km2 (557.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
3390
Area code 0 27 52
Vehicle registration ME
Website www.melk.gv.at

Melk is a city in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is the capital of the district of the same name. It is best known as the site of a massive baroque Benedictine monastery named Melk Abbey. The city has a long history, it was first mentioned in the 9th century. Part of the city is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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