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Innsbruck (pop. 118,100), capital of the Austrian Tyrol province, located on the Inn River, at an altitude of 1,880 ft (573 m) between steep Alpine ranges. Innsbruck became a prosperous town mainly because of its position near the Brenner Pass. Modern manufactures include textiles, chemicals, metal goods, and mosaics. There are many notable medieval castles in the city, including the 15th-century castle Fürstenburg. Innsbruck University was founded in the 17th century. The city is noted for the scenic beauty of its surroundings and is a popular tourist center in both winter and summer.

See also: Austria.

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