Fontanella, Austria

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Fontanella
Fontanella 01.JPG
Coat of arms of Fontanella
Coat of arms
Fontanella is located in Austria
Fontanella
Fontanella
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°14′51″N 09°54′33″E / 47.24750°N 9.90917°E / 47.24750; 9.90917Coordinates: 47°14′51″N 09°54′33″E / 47.24750°N 9.90917°E / 47.24750; 9.90917
Country Austria
State Vorarlberg
District Bludenz
Government
 • Mayor Sebastian Bickel (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total 31.23 km2 (12.06 sq mi)
Elevation 1,145 m (3,757 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 433
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6733
Area code 05554
Vehicle registration BZ
Website www.fontanella.at

Fontanella is a municipality in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

Geography[edit]

About 29.5% of the municipality is forested, and 52.1% is alpine.

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality consists of the villages Fontanella, Garlitt, Mittelberg, Türtsch, Kirchberg, Seewald and Faschina.

Economy[edit]

There are 18 companies. 102 persons are employed. In the tourism year 2001/2002 there were a total of 70,365 nights.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 456 —    
1880 356 −21.9%
1890 344 −3.4%
1900 341 −0.9%
1910 352 +3.2%
1923 296 −15.9%
1934 354 +19.6%
1939 397 +12.1%
1951 370 −6.8%
1961 366 −1.1%
1971 402 +9.8%
1981 401 −0.2%
1991 422 +5.2%
2001 473 +12.1%
2011 434 −8.2%

History[edit]

Fontanella was founded by settlers from Valais in the 14th century. It was occupied by France from 1945 to 1955.

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