Mittelberg

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Mittelberg
Kreuzkirche und St. Anna in Hirschegg.jpg
Coat of arms of Mittelberg
Coat of arms
Mittelberg is located in Austria
Mittelberg
Mittelberg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°19′22″N 10°09′20″E / 47.32278°N 10.15556°E / 47.32278; 10.15556Coordinates: 47°19′22″N 10°09′20″E / 47.32278°N 10.15556°E / 47.32278; 10.15556
Country Austria
State Vorarlberg
District Bregenz
Government
 • Mayor Werner Strohmaier (FPÖ)
Area
 • Total 96.82 km2 (37.38 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 4,814
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal codes 6991, 6992, 6993 (Austria)
87567, 87568, 87569 (Germany)
Area code 05517
Vehicle registration B
Website GDE-Mittelberg.at

Mittelberg is a municipality in the district of Bregenz in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Mittelberg is congruent with the Kleinwalsertal, a valley that is only accessible by road from Germany. Although it is not an exclave in strict sense (it is contiguous with the rest of Austria), its geographic position created a special situation. For instance, it has both Austrian and German postal codes. Since 1891 Kleinwalsertal enjoyed a customs union with Germany, a free border, and used the Deutsche Mark. Since Austria joined the European Union in 1995, the signing of the Schengen Agreement (1997) and the introduction of the Euro (2002), this special status no longer applies.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,500 —    
1880 1,398 −6.8%
1890 1,282 −8.3%
1900 1,187 −7.4%
1910 1,267 +6.7%
1923 1,599 +26.2%
1934 1,944 +21.6%
1939 2,209 +13.6%
1951 2,830 +28.1%
1961 3,557 +25.7%
1971 3,980 +11.9%
1981 4,599 +15.6%
1991 5,038 +9.5%
2001 4,717 −6.4%
2011 4,982 +5.6%

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References[edit]

Panoramic view of the south part of Mittelberg