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
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictLandeck
Government
 • MayorSiegmund Geiger (ŐVP)
Area
 • Total125.04 km2 (48.28 sq mi)
Elevation
767 m (2,516 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,409
 • Density27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6511
Area code05442
Vehicle registrationLA
Websitewww.zams.gv.at

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

Geography[edit]

The Inn River runs through Zams, which is situated in the river's basin together with its neighbour town Landeck. 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. At the bridge over the Inn, tolls were demanded from trade wagons as early as the Middle Ages. The municipality comprises two villages, Zams and the much smaller Zammerberg.

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

History[edit]

Zams has been populated since pre-Christian times, though the first known use of the name (as "Zamis") is from 1150. While Zams has often enjoyed prosperity due to its location, it has also suffered disasters. In 1406 and 1703, Zams was sacked and partially burned. In 1584 and 1635, plague came to Zams, and a plague cemetery was created on the site of the hospital. In 1763, fire destroyed 42 houses and damaged the church tower. In 1911, another fire burned half the village to ash and destroyed much of the old man-made structures, leaving 54 families homeless. The tower remained, and the church was established about fifty meters away. The free-standing church tower is a notable feature of the town.[3][4]

In 1812 the Merciful Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul established a hospital in Zams, their first in Austria.[4]

The castle at Kronburg was built in 1380 and reconstructed after changing owners in 1504. It fell into disrepair and has been saved only through conservation efforts since the 1830s.[4]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18691,323—    
18801,395+5.4%
18901,660+19.0%
19001,778+7.1%
19102,133+20.0%
19232,351+10.2%
19342,380+1.2%
19392,036−14.5%
19512,750+35.1%
19612,782+1.2%
19713,127+12.4%
19813,257+4.2%
19913,317+1.8%
20013,388+2.1%
20113,278−3.2%
20163,414+4.1%

Personalities[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

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. ^ Tiefenbacher, Herbert (19 February 2011). "100 Jahre ist die verheerende Brandkatastrophe in Zams her - der alleinstehende Kirchturm erinnert noch heute daran" (in German). Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Fritz-Egg, Isabella. "Zams" (in German). Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Anna Zita Maria Stricker". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Arcobelli, Sergio (23 February 2018). "Cose da Matt, Micheal è di bronzo". ilgiornale.it (in Italian). Retrieved 1 March 2018.

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