Schwendau

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Schwendau
Coat of arms of Schwendau
Coat of arms
Schwendau is located in Austria
Schwendau
Schwendau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°11′51″N 11°51′36″E / 47.19750°N 11.86000°E / 47.19750; 11.86000Coordinates: 47°11′51″N 11°51′36″E / 47.19750°N 11.86000°E / 47.19750; 11.86000
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Schwaz
Government
 • Mayor Franz Hauser
Area
 • Total 17.36 km2 (6.70 sq mi)
Elevation 620 m (2,030 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 1,638
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6283
Area codes 05285 / 05282
Vehicle registration SZ
Website www.schwendau.at

Schwendau (Pronunciation:shven-dau) is a municipality in the Schwaz district in the Austrian state of Tyrol. First mentioned in 1200 as “Swentowe” (clearing of a pasture). The original meaning of this name is also illustrated on the emblem of the village in the form of an axe.

Geography[edit]

The municipal area comprises numerous component localities, including parts of Hippach, and extends from the Ziller river up to the 2,590 m high Hoarbergjoch pass. Schwendau is closely connected to the neighbouring village of Hippach and they also share several facilities.

References[edit]

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  1. ^ http://www.tyrol.tl/en/tyrols-holiday-areas/zillertal/schwendau/