Oetz

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Oetz
Ötztal, Tirol.jpg
Coat of arms of Oetz
Coat of arms
Location in the district
Location in the district
Oetz is located in Austria
Oetz
Oetz
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°12′00″N 10°54′00″E / 47.20000°N 10.90000°E / 47.20000; 10.90000Coordinates: 47°12′00″N 10°54′00″E / 47.20000°N 10.90000°E / 47.20000; 10.90000
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictImst
Government
 • MayorHansjörg Falkner (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total29.19 km2 (11.27 sq mi)
Elevation
812 m (2,664 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total2,402
 • Density82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6433
Area code05252
Vehicle registrationIM
Websitewww.oetz.tirol.gv.at

Oetz is a municipality in the Imst district of Tyrol, Austria, located 11.7 km (7.3 mi) southeast of Imst at the lower course of the Ötztaler Ache in the outer Ötztal valley at the foot of Acherkogel mountain (3 008 m, 9,869 ft).

History[edit]

Settlement of the area around Oetz began around two thousand years ago. The village was mentioned for the first time as Ez in 1266. The parish church was constructed in the Late Gothic style, with extensions in 1667. Baroque interior alterations were completed in 1744. The church contains a crypt, an altar with a painting of St. Michael (1683), carvings and statues.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18691,195—    
18801,140−4.6%
18901,011−11.3%
1900989−2.2%
1910997+0.8%
19231,116+11.9%
19341,237+10.8%
19391,206−2.5%
19511,478+22.6%
19611,549+4.8%
19711,805+16.5%
19811,999+10.7%
19912,060+3.1%
20012,203+6.9%
20112,265+2.8%

Tourism[edit]

Ötz is a bi-seasonal tourist resort with approximately 350,000 overnight stays, and is a popular location for rafting and tourism. The town has a local heritage museum and art gallery called the Turmmuseum Ötz (formerly the Galerie zum alten Ötztal).[4] Nearby attractions include Lake Piburg, the Auer Klamm (gorge), the Stuibenfall (waterfall), and the waterfall on the Tumpenbach (stream).[3] The municipality has 2,265 inhabitants.

Town partnerships[edit]

Ötz fosters partnerships with the following places:[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Ötz". Encyclopedia of Austria. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  4. ^ Turmmuseum Ötz
  5. ^ Oetz-Hargesheim partnership
  6. ^ Oetz-Hargesheim partnership

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