Zirl, Tyrol

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Zirl
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Coat of arms of Zirl
Coat of arms
Zirl is located in Austria
Zirl
Zirl
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°16′24″N 11°14′29″E / 47.27333°N 11.24139°E / 47.27333; 11.24139Coordinates: 47°16′24″N 11°14′29″E / 47.27333°N 11.24139°E / 47.27333; 11.24139
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Innsbruck Land
Government
 • Mayor Hanspeter Schneider (SPÖ)
Area
 • Total 57.24 km2 (22.10 sq mi)
Elevation 622 m (2,041 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 7,858
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6170
Area code 05238
Vehicle registration IL
Website www.mg.zirl.at

Zirl is a market town in the district of Innsbruck-Land in the Austrian state of Tyrol located 10 km west of Innsbruck at the bottom of a pass up the side of the Zirler Berg, leading to Seefeld and ultimately to Germany. The location was mentioned in documents in 799 for the first time.[2] Zirl was tortured several times by inundations and fires but nevertheless the population has increased in the last years. The status „Market town“ was received in 1984.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,557 —    
1880 1,514 −2.8%
1890 1,579 +4.3%
1900 1,566 −0.8%
1910 2,854 +82.2%
1923 1,778 −37.7%
1934 2,397 +34.8%
1939 2,523 +5.3%
1951 2,753 +9.1%
1961 3,165 +15.0%
1971 4,327 +36.7%
1981 4,583 +5.9%
1991 5,037 +9.9%
2001 6,120 +21.5%
2011 7,641 +24.9%

Sights[edit]

A remarkable sight is its parish church, richly adorned with frescoes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahres- und Quartalsanfang, 2014-01-01.
  2. ^ Prantl N (1960). "Heimat Zirl", Universitaetsverlag Wagner

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