Itter [ˈɪtɐ] is a municipality in the Kitzbühel District in the Austrian state of Tyrol located 18.60 km west of Kitzbühel, 5 km southeast of Wörgl, and 2.5 km north of Hopfgarten im Brixental. The village lies on a terrace above the Brixental valley and its main source of income is tourism.

Itter
Itter Tirol.jpg
Coat of arms of Itter
Coat of arms
Itter is located in Austria
Itter
Itter
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°28′14″N 12°08′38″E / 47.47056°N 12.14389°E / 47.47056; 12.14389Coordinates: 47°28′14″N 12°08′38″E / 47.47056°N 12.14389°E / 47.47056; 12.14389
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictKitzbühel
Government
 • MayorJohann Gratt
Area
 • Total10.44 km2 (4.03 sq mi)
Elevation
703 m (2,306 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,150
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6305
Area code05335
Vehicle registrationKB
Websitehttp://www.itter.tirol.gv.at

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869499—    
1880479−4.0%
1890424−11.5%
1900434+2.4%
1910447+3.0%
1923444−0.7%
1934480+8.1%
1939489+1.9%
1951587+20.0%
1961646+10.1%
1971792+22.6%
1981910+14.9%
1991980+7.7%
20011,060+8.2%
20111,180+11.3%

HistoryEdit

Itter is first mentioned in a deed dating back to 902 as „Uitaradorf“, when the hamlet was owned by the bishopric of Regensburg.[3]

SightsEdit

The small castle of the village, Itter Castle, was a prison for French high personalities during World War II. Two days before the war ended, a battle was fought there against the Waffen-SS, the only occasion when American and German forces fought on the same side during the war.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Martin Bitschnau; Hannes Obermair (2009). Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Abteilung: Die Urkunden zur Geschichte des Inn-, Eisack- und Pustertals. 1. Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner. pp. 86–7 no. 117. ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8.

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