|• Mayor||Stefan Weirather|
|• Total||113.4 km2 (43.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||827 m (2,713 ft)|
(1 January 2016)
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Imst is a town in the Austrian federal state of Tyrol. It lies on the River Inn in western Tyrol, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) west of Innsbruck and at an altitude of 828 metres (2,717 feet) above sea level. With a current population (2013) of 9,552, Imst is the administrative centre of Imst District.
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Licensed since 1282 to hold a regular market. Until 1918, the town (named earlier also JMST) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district of the same name, one of the 21 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in the Tyrol province.
Every four years Imst hosts their Fasnacht, or carnival before Lent. This carnival is listed by UNESCO as one of their Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage. As part of Schemenlaufen pairs of men wear bells, tuned differently, while performing dances of jumps and bows. They are accompanied by masked characters imitating their dance.
In 1958, the first artificially refrigerated track was completed at Imst. The track was 1000.9 meters long with 17 turns and a vertical drop of 124.8 meters, giving the track an average grade of 12.48%. No turn names were given for the track.
SOS Children's Village
Sons and daughters of the town
- Theodor von Hörmann (1840-1895), landscape painter
- Friedrich Heinrich Suso Denifle (1844-1905), church historian, Dominican, professor in Graz
- Alfons Gorbach (1898-1972), politician (ÖVP), Federal Chancellor of Austria from 1961 to 1964
Notes and references
- Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Imst.
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
- So late? Reference appreciated.
- "Schemenlaufen". UNESCO. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
- 1964 Winter Olympic Games official report. Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine. p. 180. (in German) - accessed March 8, 2008
- FIL World Luge Championships men's single results since 1955 Archived 2007-12-18 at the Wayback Machine.
- FIL European Luge Championships men's singles results since 1914 Archived 2006-11-15 at the Wayback Machine.
- Official Imst town council website (in German)
- Imst-Gurgltal tourist site
- Website of SOS-Kinderdorf international[permanent dead link]
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