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Innsbruck, Austria
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    (1180- )
    Area: 104.91 km²
    Population: 121,329 (January 1, 2012)
    Fifth-largest city of Austria
    Name means 'Bridge over the Inn River'
    First established as a Roman fort called Veldidena
    Proclaimed capital of Tyrol (1429)
    Hosted 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics
    Hosted 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics
    Hosted first ever Winter Youth Olympics (January 13-22, 2012)
    Jakob Hutter was burned at the stake here (February 25, 1536).
    It was the site of the KZ Innsbruck-Reichenau concentration camp during World War II.
    It was bombed heavily twenty-two times by the Allies, killing 461 people and destroying many historical buildings in the process. (December 15, 1943-April 20, 1945)
    Afterwards, its popularity didn't recover until the 1964 Winter Olympics.
    During the summer, the temperature can drop as low as 10°C after sunset.
    It is called the 'largest ski resort in the Alps'.
    It is a popular tourist attraction thanks to its historical landmarks that reflect its rich history.
    One of its historical landmarks is a roof made from gold for Emperor Maximilian I.
    It is the home of western Austria's oldest gymnasium (grammar school), the 'Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck'.
    It houses Austria's third largest student population, which explains its vibrant nightlife.

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