Location within Austria
|Coordinates: 47°21′00″N 11°42′00″E / 47.35000°N 11.70000°ECoordinates: 47°21′00″N 11°42′00″E / 47.35000°N 11.70000°E|
|• Mayor||Hans Lintner (ÖVP)|
|• Total||20.17 km2 (7.79 sq mi)|
|Elevation||545 m (1,788 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The city covers an area of 20.17 km2 (7.79 sq mi).
The Counts of Tyrol guarded Schwaz from nearby Burg Freundsberg. At the town's height during the 15th and 16th centuries, it was an important silver mining center, providing mineral wealth for both the Fugger banking family and, through them, for the Austrian emperors. During this period, its population of about 20,000 inhabitants made it the second largest city in the Austrian Empire, after Vienna.
Three large industrial companies have their headquarters in Schwaz:
- Tyrolit – a globally active producer of bonded abrasives
- Adler Lacke – a family-run producer of coating systems
- DAKA – a regional waste management company
Twin towns – Sister cities
Schwaz is twinned with:
- Aerial view
- Schwaz seen from NE
- Eiblschrofen near Schwaz, seen from N.
- Schwaz seen from NE, closer
- Schwaz, Parish Church, consecrated in 1502
- Tower (der Friedhofsturm) and bust from Ludwig Penz
- View to a street
- Statistik Austria - Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Schwaz.
- Chizzali. Tyrol: Impressions of Tyrol. (Innsbruck: Alpina Printers and Publishers), p. 28
- Web site of the municipality of Schwaz (German)
- Schwaz Silver Mine (German)
- official tourism information of Schwaz (English)
- About Schwaz and surrounding (English)