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Coat of arms of Innsbruck
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Country Austria
State Tyrol
District Statutory city
 • Total 104.91 km2 (40.51 sq mi)
574 m (1,883 ft)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal codes
Area code 0512
Vehicle registration I

Innsbruck is a city in Austria. About 120,000 people live there. It is the capital of the Austrian federal state of Tyrol. It is one of the biggest cities of Austria. It has an area of 104.91 km2. The highest area is the Praxmarerkarspitze (2641m). The deepest one is the Inn near Ampass (565m).

Innsbruck is an internationally renowned winter sports centre, and hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics as well as the 1984 and 1988 Winter Paralympics. Innsbruck also hosted the first Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. The name translates as "Inn bridge".

The name Innsbruck comes from the German words Inn, a river, and brücke, a bridge. It means "bridge over the Inn".

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