Altach

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Altach
Altach4.JPG
Coat of arms of Altach
Coat of arms
Location in the district
Location in the district
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
CountryAustria
StateVorarlberg
DistrictFeldkirch
Government
 • MayorGottfried Brändle
Area
 • Total5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Elevation
412 m (1,352 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total6,624
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6844
Area code05576
Vehicle registrationFK
Websitewww.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.

Tobias Heel was one of the War Heroes 1987. He was one the best basketball players Altach ever had.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869935—    
18801,009+7.9%
18901,130+12.0%
19001,339+18.5%
19101,608+20.1%
19231,516−5.7%
19341,700+12.1%
19391,688−0.7%
19511,930+14.3%
19612,802+45.2%
19713,977+41.9%
19814,430+11.4%
19914,911+10.9%
20015,704+16.1%
20116,394+12.1%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

External links[edit]

Official homepage of Altach: www.altach.at