Dornbirn District

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Bezirk Dornbirn
District
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Country Austria
State Vorarlberg
Number of municipalities 3
Area
 • Total 172.7 km2 (66.7 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 82,721
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

The Bezirk Dornbirn is an administrative district (Bezirk) in Vorarlberg, Austria. A rather young district, it was separated from the Feldkirch district in 1969.

The area of the district is 172.7 km², the population 82,721 (January 1, 2012), which makes a population density of 479 persons per km². The administrative center of the district is Dornbirn.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 16,801 —    
1880 18,056 +7.5%
1890 20,836 +15.4%
1900 25,066 +20.3%
1910 31,159 +24.3%
1923 27,899 −10.5%
1934 30,897 +10.7%
1939 32,079 +3.8%
1951 39,814 +24.1%
1961 49,845 +25.2%
1971 62,051 +24.5%
1981 68,708 +10.7%
1991 72,750 +5.9%
2001 75,901 +4.3%
Source: Statistik Austria

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district consists of three municipalities, two of which (Dornbirn and Hohenems) are towns, the third (Lustenau) being the largest market town in Austria. Hohenems is the youngest town in Vorarlberg to have received town privileges (in 1983).

Towns[edit]

  1. Dornbirn (46.080)
  2. Hohenems (15.350)

Market town[edit]

  1. Lustenau (21.291)

(population numbers January 1, 2012)

Coordinates: 47°25′N 9°45′E / 47.417°N 9.750°E / 47.417; 9.750