Lofer

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Lofer
View on church in center of Lofer
View on church in center of Lofer
Coat of arms of Lofer
Coat of arms
Lofer is located in Austria
Lofer
Lofer
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°35′09″N 12°41′37″E / 47.58583°N 12.69361°E / 47.58583; 12.69361Coordinates: 47°35′09″N 12°41′37″E / 47.58583°N 12.69361°E / 47.58583; 12.69361
Country Austria
State Salzburg
District Zell am See
Government
 • Mayor Bettina Mitterer (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 55.63 km2 (21.48 sq mi)
Elevation 626 m (2,054 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 1,950
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 5090
Area code 06588
Vehicle registration ZE
Website www.lofer.salzburg.at

Lofer is a market town in the Pinzgau region of Salzburg (state) in Austria. With the roaring Saalach river running through the town it is a popular white water destination during the summer, and in the winter months its newly extended 58 km of groomed ski runs has made it a firm favourite with families seeking a taste of traditional unspoilt Austria.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the valley of the Saalach river.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 777 —    
1880 821 +5.7%
1890 906 +10.4%
1900 944 +4.2%
1910 1,014 +7.4%
1923 985 −2.9%
1934 1,053 +6.9%
1939 1,135 +7.8%
1951 1,438 +26.7%
1961 1,519 +5.6%
1971 1,687 +11.1%
1981 1,690 +0.2%
1991 1,855 +9.8%
2001 1,943 +4.7%
2011 1,922 −1.1%

Transportation[edit]

European route E641, which connects Wörgl with Salzburg, passes through Lofer.

Economy[edit]

The local businesses are agriculture and tourism. Lofer attracts many family oriented ski parties. The season is late December - early March. 37 km away is the large resort of Kitzbühel.

Media[edit]

Parts of the film "Where Eagles Dare" were filmed in Lofer.

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