Schmirn

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Schmirn
Schmirntal 11.JPG
Coat of arms of Schmirn
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
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictInnsbruck Land
Government
 • MayorVinzenz Eller
Area
 • Total62.64 km2 (24.19 sq mi)
Elevation
1,407 m (4,616 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total872
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6154
Area code05279
Vehicle registrationIL
Websitewww.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 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 1926 Hintertux, located in the Zillertal (Ziller Valley), was also 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.[3] In 1831 Franz Fuchs III founded the village band that it is still active. [4]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869741—    
1880741+0.0%
1890710−4.2%
1900681−4.1%
1910681+0.0%
1923663−2.6%
1934710+7.1%
1939719+1.3%
1951786+9.3%
1961723−8.0%
1971736+1.8%
1981806+9.5%
1991877+8.8%
2001893+1.8%
2011895+0.2%

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. ^ (in German) Geshichte Tirol
  4. ^ (in German) Musikkapelle Schmirn Archived 2010-09-24 at the Wayback Machine

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