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Absam is a municipality in the Innsbruck-Land District, Tyrol (Austria) situated at an altitude of 632 m, has an area of 52 km² and 6700 inhabitants as January 2011.

Absam is a municipality in the Innsbruck-Land District, Tyrol (Austria) situated at an altitude of 632 m, has an area of 52 km² and 6700 inhabitants as January 2011.

Geography

Absam is placed 15 km from Innsbruck, in the lower Inn Valley (Unterinntal), at the slopes of the Zunterkopf Haller group, north of Hall in Tirol to which is connected with the regional road (Landesstraße) L 225, while the L 372 is the road connecting with Innsbruck via Mühlau, Arzl, Rum and Thaur.

It is possible to reach the village by using bus lines D and E from Innsbruck.

The highest point in the municipality is the summit of Große Bettelwurf at altitude of 2775 m.

The neighbour municipalities are: Baumkirchen, Fritzens, Gnadenwald, Hall in Tirol, Innsbruck, Mils, Tyrol, Scharnitz, Thaur, Vomp.

[ source: wikipedia ]

More about the History of Absam

The origin of a prehistoric settlement in Absam is not sure, although was found a disk pommel of a sword and a brooch of copper that dates back to 1500 BC. There were not found traces of Roman settlements, but the discovery of a coin dating from the time of Diocletian, though the Romans had conquered the Tyrol in 15 AD. Of the Roman period were the place names, including "Abazanes", hence Absam. Abazanes was mentioned for the first time in 995, in a document kept in the records of the Diocese of Brixen; at that time the Bishop of Augsburg was the owner of most of the land in the region, which was administered by the Maierhof. The village, in 1282, belonged to the parish of Thaur that covered the entire region. In 1288 appeared the name "Abzan" in the register of the lands of Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia, and in the fourteenth century Absam was cited 14 times in the documents including one, on September 21, 1331, concerning the appointment of church to parish, until then affiliated with Thaur.

Absam is located in the area, along with Hall in Tirol and Thaur, salt mine, source of income for the sovereign of the time and that the documents reported the start date of the mining in 1232. Between the sixteenth and seventeenth century was culminated in the production of salt, so that in 1615 were 547 workers employed in the extraction which, benefiting from a good salary, contributed to the development of trade in the village. At the same time there was a decisive step towards the industrialization of Absam, due to the energy produced by the stream Baubach, with the opening of sawmills, forges and mills and the development of coppersmith crafts, so that the firm of Oswald Kofler provided for the production of fifteen thousand sheets of copper for the roof of the church of Schwaz. In 1809 during the Tyrolean Rebellion 73 shooters of Absam joined the Tyrolean troops under the command of Josef Speckbacher.

In 1845, Absam, opened his first factory, spinning and weaving company Faistenberger, followed by others including a foundry, a chocolate, boot, paint factories and a metal carpentry, giving an impulse to the industrial development while mining, because of new extraction techniques and lower world prices, was in decline, and as result the oldest industry in Tyrol finally closed on September 5, 1967. The Swarovski company in 1949, moved to Absam the Optik department in the neighbourhood of Eichat where, during the last war, the Wehrmacht built a barracks.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Absam is a municipality in the Innsbruck-Land District, Tyrol (Austria) situated at an altitude of 632 m, has an area of 52 km² and 6700 inhabitants as January 2011.

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