Bezau

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bezau
GemBezau2.JPG
Coat of arms of Bezau
Coat of arms
Bezau is located in Austria
Bezau
Bezau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°23′06″N 09°54′06″E / 47.38500°N 9.90167°E / 47.38500; 9.90167Coordinates: 47°23′06″N 09°54′06″E / 47.38500°N 9.90167°E / 47.38500; 9.90167
Country Austria
State Vorarlberg
District Bregenz
Government
 • Mayor Georg Fröwis
Area
 • Total 34.42 km2 (13.29 sq mi)
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 2,015
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6870
Area code 05514
Vehicle registration B
Website www.bezau.at

Bezau is a town in the Bregenz Forest in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, part of the district of Bregenz. Bezau is a popular tourist destination around the year, due to its vicinity to ski resorts and hiking trails. Its picturesque church was built in 1906 and is devoted to St. Jodok. Another attraction is the museum of local history (Heimatmuseum), which is housed in a traditional wooden home. Bezau is the home community of ski jumper Toni Innauer.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 979 —    
1880 926 −5.4%
1890 923 −0.3%
1900 1,003 +8.7%
1910 1,140 +13.7%
1923 1,172 +2.8%
1934 1,295 +10.5%
1939 1,228 −5.2%
1951 1,468 +19.5%
1961 1,484 +1.1%
1971 1,559 +5.1%
1981 1,554 −0.3%
1991 1,708 +9.9%
2001 1,878 +10.0%
2011 1,975 +5.2%

Education[edit]

There is one "Polytechnische Schule," one primary school (grades 1-4), one middle school (junior high) (grades 5-8) and one upper secondary business school (Bundeslehranstalt: Handelsschule, Fachschule für wirtschaftliche Berufe, Tourismusfachschule.)

International relations[edit]

Bezau is twinned with:

References[edit]

External links[edit]