Umhausen

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Umhausen
Umhausen.jpg
Coat of arms of Umhausen
Coat of arms
Umhausen is located in Austria
Umhausen
Umhausen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°07′00″N 10°55′00″E / 47.11667°N 10.91667°E / 47.11667; 10.91667Coordinates: 47°07′00″N 10°55′00″E / 47.11667°N 10.91667°E / 47.11667; 10.91667
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Imst
Government
 • Mayor Mag. Jakob Wolf
Area
 • Total 137.4 km2 (53.1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,031 m (3,383 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 3,099
 • Density 23/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6441
Area code 05255
Vehicle registration IM
Website http://www.umhausen.com
"Stuiben - waterfall".

Umhausen is a municipality in the Imst district and is located 17 km southeast of Imst at the Ötztaler Ache in the Ötztal. It has 2913 inhabitants.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

The municipality consists of six villages:[citation needed]

  • Umhausen
  • Tumpen
  • Köfels
  • Farst
  • Niederthai
  • Östen

Economy[edit]

Umhausen was once[when?] a centre for cultivation of flax.[citation needed]

Today the main source of income is tourism. In the area of the community lies the tallest waterfall of Tyrol at 150 metres of height.[citation needed]

Landslide[edit]

The Köfels landslide was a gigantic landslide, known as a sturzstrom, that occurred in the Ötz valley approximately 9800±100 years ago according to radiocarbon dating of trees buried by the event.[2] It involved a 2.5 km horizontal displacement and 800 m vertical displacement of 3.2 km3 of rock and mud along the Ötz valley floor, making it the third largest known sturzstrom.[3][4]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,341 —    
1880 1,366 +1.9%
1890 1,186 −13.2%
1900 1,175 −0.9%
1910 1,318 +12.2%
1923 1,368 +3.8%
1934 1,485 +8.6%
1939 1,528 +2.9%
1951 1,724 +12.8%
1961 1,834 +6.4%
1971 2,050 +11.8%
1981 2,298 +12.1%
1991 2,506 +9.1%
2001 2,830 +12.9%
2011 3,078 +8.8%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ Ivy-Ochs S, Heuberger H, Kubik PW, Kerschner H, Bonani G, Frank M, and Schlüchter C. (1998). The age of the Köfels event — relative, 14C, and cosmogenic isotope dating of an early Holocene landslide in the central Alps (Tyrol, Austria). Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, (34):57–70.
  3. ^ Sørensena, SA and Bauer, B (15 August 2003). On the dynamics of the Köfels sturzstrom. Geomorphology, 54(1–2):11–19.
  4. ^ Prager C, Zangerl C, Patzelt G, and Brandner R (2008). Age distribution of fossil landslides in the Tyrol (Austria) and its surrounding areas. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 8:377–407.

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