Sillian

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Sillian
Sillian.JPG
Coat of arms of Sillian
Coat of arms
Sillian is located in Austria
Sillian
Sillian
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 46°45′10″N 12°25′16″E / 46.75278°N 12.42111°E / 46.75278; 12.42111Coordinates: 46°45′10″N 12°25′16″E / 46.75278°N 12.42111°E / 46.75278; 12.42111
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Lienz
Government
 • Mayor Erwin Schiffmann (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 36.26 km2 (14.00 sq mi)
Elevation 1,103 m (3,619 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 2,072
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9920
Area code 04842
Vehicle registration LZ
Website www.marktgemeinde-sillian.at

Sillian is a municipality in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

Geography[edit]

From Sillian, it is fairly easy to drive into Lienz, and onto Italy.

Sillian (1103 m) is the centre of the East Tyrolean “Hochpustertal”.

Sillian lies between the famous South Tyrolean Dolomites and the Lienzer Dolomites. Sillian is the largest place between Lienz and Bruneck.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,417 —    
1880 1,258 −11.2%
1890 1,202 −4.5%
1900 1,224 +1.8%
1910 1,240 +1.3%
1923 1,249 +0.7%
1934 1,396 +11.8%
1939 1,425 +2.1%
1951 1,671 +17.3%
1961 1,948 +16.6%
1971 1,988 +2.1%
1981 2,004 +0.8%
1991 1,997 −0.3%
2001 2,082 +4.3%
2011 2,073 −0.4%

Personalities[edit]

Richard Strauss stayed at the Schwarzer Adler (Black Eagle) hotel, and is purported to have played the hotel piano, and even to have composed there.[citation needed]

Sights[edit]

The ancient square is interesting as it features a pillary, which was mostly used to punish adulterous women.

Climate[edit]

The weather in Sillian is extremely changeable due to its location, and it can quickly change from warm and balmy to sub-zero.

Tourism[edit]

There are 1200 guest beds of all categories available, as for example the Bergland in the center of Sillian.

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