Scharnitz

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Scharnitz
Coat of arms of Scharnitz
Coat of arms
Scharnitz is located in Austria
Scharnitz
Scharnitz
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°23′18″N 11°15′54″E / 47.38833°N 11.26500°E / 47.38833; 11.26500Coordinates: 47°23′18″N 11°15′54″E / 47.38833°N 11.26500°E / 47.38833; 11.26500
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Innsbruck Land
Government
 • Mayor Walter Lechthaler
Area
 • Total 158.77 km2 (61.30 sq mi)
Elevation 964 m (3,163 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,301
 • Density 8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6108
Area code 05213
Vehicle registration IL
Website www.scharnitz.tirol.gv.at

Scharnitz is a municipality in the district of Innsbruck-Land in the Austrian state of Tyrol located16.4 kilometres (10.2 mi) north of Innsbruck and 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from Seefeld in Tirol on the German border. It is one of the largest municipalities and has 12 parts. The village was founded in the early Middle Ages and was once an important commercial route between Germany and Italy. The main source of income is tourism, both in summer and winter. Scharnitz is the western entry point to the Hinterau valley, where the source of river Isar is located.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 539 —    
1880 515 −4.5%
1890 524 +1.7%
1900 560 +6.9%
1910 587 +4.8%
1923 712 +21.3%
1934 818 +14.9%
1939 841 +2.8%
1951 1,069 +27.1%
1961 1,014 −5.1%
1971 1,205 +18.8%
1981 1,045 −13.3%
1991 1,100 +5.3%
2001 1,291 +17.4%
2011 1,291 +0.0%

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