Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee

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St. Ulrich am Pillersee
Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee-1.jpg
Coat of arms of St. Ulrich am Pillersee
Coat of arms
St. Ulrich am Pillersee is located in Austria
St. Ulrich am Pillersee
St. Ulrich am Pillersee
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°31′00″N 12°34′00″E / 47.51667°N 12.56667°E / 47.51667; 12.56667Coordinates: 47°31′00″N 12°34′00″E / 47.51667°N 12.56667°E / 47.51667; 12.56667
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKitzbühel
Government
 • MayorBrigitte Lackner
Area
 • Total52.0 km2 (20.1 sq mi)
Elevation
847 m (2,779 ft)
Population
(1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total1,757
 • Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6393
Area code05354
Vehicle registrationKB
Websitewww.st.ulrich.tirol.gv.at

Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee is a municipality in the Kitzbühel district, in midwestern Austria, and is located 16.4 kilometres (10.2 mi) northeast of Kitzbühel as well as 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Sankt Johann in Tirol.

History[edit]

The name "St. Ulrich am Pillersee" comes from the patron saint of the church. "Pillersee" is derived from Old German pujen, pillen = brüllen ("roar"), and the German word See ("lake").

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869402—    
1880392−2.5%
1890376−4.1%
1900413+9.8%
1910440+6.5%
1923468+6.4%
1934447−4.5%
1939442−1.1%
1951616+39.4%
1961703+14.1%
1971894+27.2%
19811,080+20.8%
19911,278+18.3%
20011,441+12.8%
20111,593+10.5%

Climate[edit]

As Peter Dör-fler, the vicar of St. Ulrich, wrote in 1834: "Der See läßt im Winter bei großer Kält' unter dem Eis ein gewaltiges Pillen hören.." ("When it is very cold in winter, the lake makes great roaring noises below the ice.").

Coat of arms[edit]

The golden cross of St. Ulrich on the locality's coat of arms refers to Ulrich, bishop of Augsburg, honoured as a fighter against the "heathen hordes". He died in 973.

Panorama[edit]

Panorama of the Pillerseetal

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