Kirchdorf in Tirol

Kirchdorf in Tirol (Central Bavarian: Kirchdorf in Tiroi) is a municipality in the Kitzbühel district in the Austrian state of Tyrol located 12.20 km north of Kitzbühel as well as 3 km north of Sankt Johann in Tirol at the Kitzbühler Ache. The area is the second-largest in size in the district. The village has got its name from an old church which was built in the 8th century. Main source of income is agriculture and tourism.

Kirchdorf in Tirol

Coat of arms
Kirchdorf in Tirol
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°33′30″N 12°26′51″E
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKitzbühel
Government
  MayorErnst Schwaiger (UKGL)
Area
  Total113.83 km2 (43.95 sq mi)
Elevation
641 m (2,103 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total3,936
  Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6382
Area code05352
Vehicle registrationKB
Websitewww.kirchdorf.tirol.gv.at

Geography

Kirchdorf lies in the Leukental valley, near St. Johann in Tirol. The parish consists of several hamlets and scattered settlements. A large part of the Wilder Kaiser mountain ridge also falls within the parish boundary. Kirchdorf is the second largest parish in Kitzbühel district by area.

Subdivisions

Bicheln, Einwall, Erpfendorf (village with its own church and school), Erpfendorf-Dorf, Erpfendorf-Wald, Fabrik, Furth, Gasteig (also with its own school), Griesenau, Habach, Haberberg, Hinterberg, Huberhöhe, Jageregg, Kaiserbachtal, Kirchdorf-Dorf, Moosen, Litzlfelden, Oberrain, Taxerau, Unteranger, Vorderhaberberg, Weng, Wohlmuting

Neighbouring parishes

Ebbs, Ellmau, Going am Wilden Kaiser, Kössen, Kufstein, St. Johann in Tirol, Sankt Ulrich am Pillersee, Schwendt, Waidring, Walchsee

History

Kirchdorf takes its name from its church which is the oldest in the district. As early as the late 2nd/early 3rd century A.D. a Roman villa stood on the site of the present church; it was later destroyed by unrest during the mass migration period (Völkerwanderung). By the 8th century the first church in Kirchdorf had been built on the foundations of the old villa. Until 1805 the parish of Kirchdorf was also responsible for Reit im Winkl which led to close ties between the two communities. This link was however broken when they established their own church parish.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18691,112    
18801,096−1.4%
18901,065−2.8%
19001,110+4.2%
19101,343+21.0%
19231,184−11.8%
19341,343+13.4%
19391,843+37.2%
19511,606−12.9%
19611,799+12.0%
19712,353+30.8%
19812,746+16.7%
19913,250+18.4%
20013,492+7.4%
20113,776+8.1%

Twin city

Industry

The insulation company Steinbacher AG lies on the banks of the Ache in the village of Erpfendorf i. T.

References


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