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Kals am Großglockner is a town in the district of Lienz in the exclave of East Tirol in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

Kals am Großglockner
Kals Koednitz.jpg
Coat of arms of Kals am Großglockner
Coat of arms
Location within Lienz district
Location within Lienz district
Kals am Großglockner is located in Austria
Kals am Großglockner
Kals am Großglockner
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°00′13″N 12°38′41″E / 47.00361°N 12.64472°E / 47.00361; 12.64472Coordinates: 47°00′13″N 12°38′41″E / 47.00361°N 12.64472°E / 47.00361; 12.64472
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictLienz
Government
 • MayorNikolaus Unterweger
Area
 • Total180.54 km2 (69.71 sq mi)
Elevation
1,324 m (4,344 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,142
 • Density6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9981
Area code04876
Vehicle registrationLZ
Websitewww.kals.at

GeographyEdit

 
Großglockner

Kals is located in northern East Tirol, near the border to Salzburg and Carinthia. Located in the valleys of Kalser and Iseltals on the Kalserbach river, Kals is dominated by mountains, and the famous Großglockner mountain, the tallest mountain in all of Austria, is located partly in the municipality. Most of Kals is rugged and unusable (41.1%), with forests also prominent. Only 0.1% of the land is fields and pastures.

Municipal arrangementEdit

Kals is divided into the following Katastralgemeinden: Unterpeischlach, Oberpeischlach, Staniska, Arnig, Lesach, Lana, Ködnitz, Glor-Berg, Großdorf, Unterburg, and Burg.

HistoryEdit

The Kalser valley might have been settled before the Paleolithic Age. Kals was first mentioned on 19 August 1197. A large copper mine was begun in the 16th century here. Kals was the starting point for the first ascent of Großglockner in 1853.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
18691,070—    
18801,043−2.5%
18901,073+2.9%
19001,045−2.6%
1910956−8.5%
1923920−3.8%
1934991+7.7%
1939943−4.8%
19511,082+14.7%
19611,239+14.5%
19711,368+10.4%
19811,350−1.3%
19911,272−5.8%
20011,338+5.2%
20111,273−4.9%

SightsEdit

  • Church in Ködnitz built in 1439, with Classicist alterations made between 1818 and 1821.
  • Church in Großdorf with a two-storeyed chapel and a Gothic spire

EconomyEdit

Kals is a large tourist center, with an average of about 100,000 visits in the summer. Of course, due to its high altitude it is also a skiing resort.

PoliticsEdit

Twin citiesEdit

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.

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