Kirchdorf in Tirol
|Kirchdorf in Tirol|
|• Mayor||Ernst Schwaiger (UKGL)|
|• Total||113.8 km2 (43.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||641 m (2,103 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2014)|
|• Density||34/km2 (88/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Kirchdorf in Tirol is a municipality in the Kitzbühel district in the Austrian state of Tyrol located 12.20 km north of Kitzbühel as well as 3 km north of Sankt Johann in Tirol at the Kitzbühler Ache. The area is the second-largest in size in the district. The village has got its name from an old church which was built in the 8th century. Main source of income is agriculture and tourism.
Kirchdorf lies in the Leukental valley, near St. Johann in Tirol. The parish consists of several hamlets and scattered settlements. A large part of the Wilder Kaiser mountain ridge also falls within the parish boundary. Kirchdorf is the second largest parish in Kitzbühel district by area.
Bicheln, Einwall, Erpfendorf (village with its own church and school), Erpfendorf-Dorf, Erpfendorf-Wald, Fabrik, Furth, Gasteig (also with its own school), Griesenau, Habach, Haberberg, Hinterberg, Huberhöhe, Jageregg, Kaiserbachtal, Kirchdorf-Dorf, Moosen, Litzlfelden, Oberrain, Taxerau, Unteranger, Vorderhaberberg, Weng, Wohlmuting
Kirchdorf takes its name from its church which is the oldest in the district. As early as the late 2nd/early 3rd century A.D. a Roman villa stood on the site of the present church; it was later destroyed by unrest during the mass migration period (Völkerwanderung). By the 8th century the first church in Kirchdorf had been built on the foundations of the old villa. Until 1805 the parish of Kirchdorf was also responsible for Reit im Winkl which led to close ties between the two communities. This link was however broken when they established their own church parish.
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The insulation company Steinbacher AG lies on the banks of the Ache in the village of Erpfendorf i. T.
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