Zams

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Zams
Ortsansicht Zams.JPG
Coat of arms of Zams
Coat of arms
Zams is located in Austria
Zams
Zams
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°09′28″N 10°35′22″E / 47.15778°N 10.58944°E / 47.15778; 10.58944Coordinates: 47°09′28″N 10°35′22″E / 47.15778°N 10.58944°E / 47.15778; 10.58944
Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Landeck
Government
 • Mayor Siegmund Geiger (ŐVP)
Area
 • Total 124.97 km2 (48.25 sq mi)
Elevation 767 m (2,516 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 3,414
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6511
Area code 05442
Vehicle registration LA
Website www.zams.at

Zams is a municipality in the district of Landeck in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

Geography[edit]

It is situated in a river basin together with its neighbour town Landeck near the rivers Inn and Sanna. The geographical location is 47°28′N 10°22′E / 47.467°N 10.367°E / 47.467; 10.367. Here, the old roads coming from Vinschgau, Engadin, Bavaria and Lake Constance cross.

The free-standing church tower is a notable feature of the town. In 1911, a fire burned half the village to ash and destroyed much of the old man-made structures. The tower remained, and the church was established about fifty meters away.

Local places[edit]

Zams: Lötz, Rease, Oberdorf, Engere, Oberreit, Unterreit, Siedlung, Riefe

Zammerberg: Falterschein, Grist, Kronburg, Lahnbach, Rifenal, Schwaighof, Tatschhof, Anreit

Ausserfern: Madau

Neighbour municipalities[edit]

Bach, Austria, Fließ, Flirsch, Gramais, Grins, Imst, Kaisers, Landeck, Schönwies, Stanz bei Landeck, Strengen, Wenns

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,323 —    
1880 1,395 +5.4%
1890 1,660 +19.0%
1900 1,778 +7.1%
1910 2,133 +20.0%
1923 2,351 +10.2%
1934 2,380 +1.2%
1939 2,036 −14.5%
1951 2,750 +35.1%
1961 2,782 +1.2%
1971 3,127 +12.4%
1981 3,257 +4.2%
1991 3,317 +1.8%
2001 3,388 +2.1%
2011 3,278 −3.2%
2016 3,414 +4.1%

Personalities[edit]

  • Günther Platter (*1954), mayor of Zams for 11 years, then advisor for culture and sports in Tirol. From 2003 to 2007 Platter was Austrian minister of defense and from 2007 to 2008 Austrian minister of the interior. As of July 1, 2008, he is Governor (Landeshauptmann) of Tyrol.
  • Nikolaus Schuler (*1756 in Fließ), founder of the monastery in Zams
  • Johann Josef Netzer (*1808 in Zams, †1864), composer
  • Franz Xaver Hauser (*1924 †1999), academic painter and sculptor, originally from Zammerberg
  • Romed Mungenast (*1953 †2006), Yeniche writer
  • Anna Zita Maria Stricker (born 1994), professional cyclist[2]

Economics[edit]

While most other places in the Landeck district are shaped by tourism (especially winter tourism), in Zams handicraft, trade, and other services are major activities. About 5% of the population still practice agriculture, usually for supplementary income, particularly near Zammerberg.

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