Schmirn

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Schmirn
Schmirntal 5.JPG
Coat of arms of Schmirn
Coat of arms
Schmirn is located in Austria
Schmirn
Schmirn
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°04′46″N 11°33′53″E / 47.07944°N 11.56472°E / 47.07944; 11.56472Coordinates: 47°04′46″N 11°33′53″E / 47.07944°N 11.56472°E / 47.07944; 11.56472
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Innsbruck Land
Government
 • Mayor Vinzenz Eller
Area
 • Total 62.7 km2 (24.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,407 m (4,616 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 866
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6154
Area code 05279
Vehicle registration IL
Website www.schmirn.tirol.gv.at

Schmirn is a municipality in the District Innsbruck-Land in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

Geography[edit]

Schmirn is located 25 km (16 mi) southeast of Innsbruck, situated in the homonymous valley that branches off from Wipptal, at the village of Sankt Jodok until to the Tux Alps. The northern part of Sankt Jodok is part of Schmirn, while the remaining part is under the jurisdiction of the southern village of Vals.

Neighbour municipalities[edit]

Finkenberg, Navis, Steinach am Brenner, Tux, Vals, Wattenberg.

History[edit]

The Romans invaded the valley through Tux Jöchl pass, then used it as grazing land. Schmirn was mentioned for the first time in 1249 as "Vallis Smurne" and became independent in 1811; until to 1926 also Hintertux, located in the Zillertal (Ziller Valley), was part of the municipality. A church, dedicated to Saint Joseph, was built in 1756-1757 in Baroque style on project of Franz de Paula Penz and Seelsorger; in 1778 was raised to parish and was restored in 1958-1959.[2] In 1831 Franz Fuchs III founded the village band that it is still active. [3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 741 —    
1880 741 +0.0%
1890 710 −4.2%
1900 681 −4.1%
1910 681 +0.0%
1923 663 −2.6%
1934 710 +7.1%
1939 719 +1.3%
1951 786 +9.3%
1961 723 −8.0%
1971 736 +1.8%
1981 806 +9.5%
1991 877 +8.8%
2001 893 +1.8%
2011 895 +0.2%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Schmirn.
  2. ^ (German) Geshichte Tirol
  3. ^ (German) Musikkapelle Schmirn

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