Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee

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St. Ulrich am Pillersee
Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee-1.jpg
Coat of arms of St. Ulrich am Pillersee
Coat of arms
St. Ulrich am Pillersee is located in Austria
St. Ulrich am Pillersee
St. Ulrich am Pillersee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°31′00″N 12°34′00″E / 47.51667°N 12.56667°E / 47.51667; 12.56667Coordinates: 47°31′00″N 12°34′00″E / 47.51667°N 12.56667°E / 47.51667; 12.56667
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Kitzbühel
Government
 • Mayor Mario Horngacher
Area
 • Total 52.0 km2 (20.1 sq mi)
Elevation 847 m (2,779 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 1,609
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6393
Area code 05354
Vehicle registration KB
Website www.st.ulrich.tirol.gv.at

Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee is a municipality in the Kitzbühel district, in midwestern Austria, and is located 16.4 kilometres (10.2 mi) northeast of Kitzbühel as well as 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Sankt Johann in Tirol.

History[edit]

The name "St. Ulrich am Pillersee" comes from the patron saint of the church. "Pillersee" is derived from Old German pujen, pillen = brüllen ("roar"), and the German word See ("lake").

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 402 —    
1880 392 −2.5%
1890 376 −4.1%
1900 413 +9.8%
1910 440 +6.5%
1923 468 +6.4%
1934 447 −4.5%
1939 442 −1.1%
1951 616 +39.4%
1961 703 +14.1%
1971 894 +27.2%
1981 1,080 +20.8%
1991 1,278 +18.3%
2001 1,441 +12.8%
2011 1,593 +10.5%

Climate[edit]

As Peter Dör-fler, the vicar of St. Ulrich, wrote in 1834: "Der See läßt im Winter bei großer Kält' unter dem Eis ein gewaltiges Pillen hören.." ("When it is very cold in winter, the lake makes great roaring noises below the ice.").

Coat of arms[edit]

The golden cross of St. Ulrich on the locality's coat of arms refers to Ulrich, bishop of Augsburg, honoured as a fighter against the "heathen hordes". He died in 973.

Panorama[edit]

Panorama of the Pillerseetal

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