Altach

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Altach
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Coat of arms of Altach
Coat of arms
Altach is located in Austria
Altach
Altach
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°21′00″N 09°39′00″E / 47.35000°N 9.65000°E / 47.35000; 9.65000Coordinates: 47°21′00″N 09°39′00″E / 47.35000°N 9.65000°E / 47.35000; 9.65000
Country Austria
State Vorarlberg
District Feldkirch
Government
 • Mayor Gottfried Brändle
Area
 • Total 5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Elevation 412 m (1,352 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 6,515
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6844
Area code 05576
Vehicle registration FK
Website www.altach.at

Altach is a municipality in Feldkirch district in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Five other municipalities are surrounding Altach, Hohenems in the Dornbirn district, Götzis and Mäder in the Feldkirch district, and Oberriet and Diepoldsau in the Swiss canton St. Gallen.

History[edit]

The Habsburgs ruled the villages in Vorarlberg alternately from Tyrol and Further Austria. In 1801 Altach was separated from neighboring Götzis. From 1805 to 1814 Altach belonged to Bavaria, then to Austria again. Altach is part of the Austrian state Vorarlberg since its founding in 1861. From 1945 to 1955 the municipality was in the French occupation zone in Austria.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 935 —    
1880 1,009 +7.9%
1890 1,130 +12.0%
1900 1,339 +18.5%
1910 1,608 +20.1%
1923 1,516 −5.7%
1934 1,700 +12.1%
1939 1,688 −0.7%
1951 1,930 +14.3%
1961 2,802 +45.2%
1971 3,977 +41.9%
1981 4,430 +11.4%
1991 4,911 +10.9%
2001 5,704 +16.1%
2011 6,394 +12.1%

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official homepage of Altach: www.altach.at