Itter
Itter Tirol.jpg
Coat of arms of Itter
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

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.

Population

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%

History

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

Sights

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.

References

  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. Vol. 1. Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner. pp. 86–7 no. 117. ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8.