Rum, Tyrol

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Rum
Rum NW.JPG
Coat of arms of Rum
Coat of arms
Rum is located in Austria
Rum
Rum
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°17′14″N 11°27′29″E / 47.28722°N 11.45806°E / 47.28722; 11.45806Coordinates: 47°17′14″N 11°27′29″E / 47.28722°N 11.45806°E / 47.28722; 11.45806
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Innsbruck Land
Government
 • Mayor Edgar Kopp (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Elevation 621 m (2,037 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 8,940
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6063
Area code 0512
Vehicle registration IL
Website www.rum.gv.at

Rum is a market town (since 1987) located in the Austrian state of Tyrol on the eastern border of Innsbruck in the administrative district of Innsbruck-Land.

Since World War II, because of proximity to Innsbruck and development of an industrial area in Neu-Rum (New Rum), which abuts the Olympic Village district of the city, its population has greatly increased and it has become one of the richest municipalities in the state. The Hoch-Rum (Upper Rum) neighbourhood above the old centre of the town was an earlier development and includes a private clinic.

Today Rum is functionally part of Innsbruck, sharing its municipal services and transportation network, but efforts to incorporate it into the city have so far been unsuccessful.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 597 —    
1880 572 −4.2%
1890 570 −0.3%
1900 599 +5.1%
1910 732 +22.2%
1923 784 +7.1%
1934 1,335 +70.3%
1939 1,497 +12.1%
1951 1,700 +13.6%
1961 3,180 +87.1%
1971 5,135 +61.5%
1981 7,650 +49.0%
1991 8,095 +5.8%
2001 8,352 +3.2%
2011 8,850 +6.0%

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