Forchach

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Forchach
Municipality
Coat of arms of Forchach
Coat of arms
Location of Forchach
Forchach is located in Austria
Forchach
Forchach
Location in Austria
Coordinates: 47°25′21″N 10°35′32″E / 47.42250°N 10.59222°E / 47.42250; 10.59222
Country  Austria
State Tyrol
District Reutte
Area
 • Total 14.4 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Elevation 910 m (2,990 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 296
 • Density 21/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 05632
License plate RE
Website www.riskommunal.net

Forchach is a municipality in the district of Reutte in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

Geography[edit]

Forchach is located in the Lech Valley, on the edge of Lechau. The municipality extends from the Lech River up to 2227 m high Schwarzhanskarspitze in the Lechtal Alps.

History[edit]

Forchach was first mentioned in 1200 as "Vorhach" (pine).

Economy[edit]

The community is based on agriculture, tourism and a small industrial sector.