|Austria 2006 • Zell am See|
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|Zell am See, Austria • February 8-11, 2006|
Zell am See is a spa town and winter ski resort in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria. It is the administrative center of the Zell am See district (Bezirk), also known as Pinzgau. Zell am See is located at 47°19′26″N, 12°47′55″E, on the Zeller See, and has a population of 9,638 (2001). Zell is located at the Zeller See (4.5 km long; 850 - 1400 m wide; area of 4.7 sq.km; depth up to 68 m). It is backed by the 2000m (6560ft) Schmittenhohe mountain (a cable car runs from the outskirts of the town to the summit, where there is a restaurant).
Zell am See was populated already at the times of the Romans. In 740 AD, by order of the Archbishop Johannes (John) of Salzburg, monks founded the village "Cella in Bisonzio". Zell am See belongs to the eldet bayuvarian settlements of the Pinzgau. It received the rights of a market town in 1357, and its city rights on January 24, 1928.
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