Kirchdorf in Tirol

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Kirchdorf in Tirol
Kirchdorf i Tirol.jpg
Coat of arms of Kirchdorf in Tirol
Coat of arms
Kirchdorf in Tirol is located in Austria
Kirchdorf in Tirol
Kirchdorf in Tirol
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°33′30″N 12°26′51″E / 47.55833°N 12.44750°E / 47.55833; 12.44750Coordinates: 47°33′30″N 12°26′51″E / 47.55833°N 12.44750°E / 47.55833; 12.44750
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Kitzbühel
Government
 • Mayor Ernst Schwaiger (UKGL)
Area
 • Total 113.8 km2 (43.9 sq mi)
Elevation 641 m (2,103 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 3,859
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6382
Area code 05352
Vehicle registration KB
Website www.kirchdorf.tirol.gv.at

Kirchdorf in Tirol is a municipality in the Kitzbühel district in the Austrian state of Tyrol located 12.20 km north of Kitzbühel as well as 3 km north of Sankt Johann in Tirol at the Kitzbühler Ache. The area is the second-largest in size in the district. The village has got its name from an old church which was built in the 8th century. Main source of income is agriculture and tourism.

Geography[edit]

Kirchdorf lies in the Leukental valley, near St. Johann in Tirol. The parish consists of several hamlets and scattered settlements. A large part of the Wilder Kaiser mountain ridge also falls within the parish boundary. Kirchdorf is the second largest parish in Kitzbühel district by area.

Subdivisions[edit]

Bicheln, Einwall, Erpfendorf (village with its own church and school), Erpfendorf-Dorf, Erpfendorf-Wald, Fabrik, Furth, Gasteig (also with its own school), Griesenau, Habach, Haberberg, Hinterberg, Huberhöhe, Jageregg, Kaiserbachtal, Kirchdorf-Dorf, Moosen, Litzlfelden, Oberrain, Taxerau, Unteranger, Vorderhaberberg, Weng, Wohlmuting

Neighbouring parishes[edit]

Ebbs, Ellmau, Going am Wilden Kaiser, Kössen, Kufstein, St. Johann in Tirol, Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee, Schwendt, Waidring, Walchsee

History[edit]

Kirchdorf takes its name from its church which is the oldest in the district. As early as the late 2nd/early 3rd century A.D. a Roman villa stood on the site of the present church; it was later destroyed by unrest during the mass migration period (Völkerwanderung). By the 8th century the first church in Kirchdorf had been built on the foundations of the old villa. Until 1805 the parish of Kirchdorf was also responsible for Reit im Winkl which led to close ties between the two communities. This link was however broken when they established their own church parish.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 1,112 —    
1880 1,096 −1.4%
1890 1,065 −2.8%
1900 1,110 +4.2%
1910 1,343 +21.0%
1923 1,184 −11.8%
1934 1,343 +13.4%
1939 1,843 +37.2%
1951 1,606 −12.9%
1961 1,799 +12.0%
1971 2,353 +30.8%
1981 2,746 +16.7%
1991 3,250 +18.4%
2001 3,492 +7.4%
2011 3,776 +8.1%

Twin city[edit]

Industry[edit]

The insulation company Steinbacher AG lies on the banks of the Ache in the village of Erpfendorf i. T.

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