Langenegg

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Langenegg
Langenegg Kirchdorf Landschaftsbild.JPG
Coat of arms of Langenegg
Coat of arms
Langenegg is located in Austria
Langenegg
Langenegg
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°28′05″N 09°53′49″E / 47.46806°N 9.89694°E / 47.46806; 9.89694Coordinates: 47°28′05″N 09°53′49″E / 47.46806°N 9.89694°E / 47.46806; 9.89694
Country Austria
State Vorarlberg
District Bregenz
Government
 • Mayor Kurt Krottenhammer
Area
 • Total 10.46 km2 (4.04 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 1,147
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6941
Area code 05513
Vehicle registration B
Website www.langenegg.at

Langenegg is a municipality of 1125 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2015) which is in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg.

Geography[edit]

Langenegg is located in the westernmost province of Austria, Vorarlberg, in district of Bregenz southeast of Lake Constance. 38.6% of the area is forested. The municipality is a member of the German-Austrian joint project Nagelfluhkette National Park.

Neighboring communities[edit]

The municipality of Langenegg borders five other municipalities in Vorarlberg. These communities, also located in the Bregenz Forest, are clockwise from the north: Doren, Krumbach, Hittisau, Lingenau and Alberschwende.

History[edit]

The Habsburgs ruled the cities in Vorarlberg partly from Tyrol and from Further Austria. From 1805 to 1814 it belonged to Bavaria, then back to Austria. Langenegg was part of Vorarlberg since its founding in 1861. The place was part of the French occupation zone from 1945 until 1955. On July 6, 2010 Langenegg won the competition for the 11th European Village Renewal Award.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 1,049 —    
1880 1,010 −3.7%
1890 908 −10.1%
1900 1,003 +10.5%
1910 808 −19.4%
1923 838 +3.7%
1934 798 −4.8%
1939 712 −10.8%
1951 763 +7.2%
1961 718 −5.9%
1971 705 −1.8%
1981 807 +14.5%
1991 972 +20.4%
2001 1,026 +5.6%
2011 1,070 +4.3%

The proportion of foreigners in 2002 was 7.1%.

Coat of Arms[edit]

The municipal coat of arms was created by the Schrunser artist and heraldist Konrad Honold in 1969.

Politics[edit]

The Langeneggian municipal council consists of 15 members. The election took place during the last local council elections in 2015 not by party lists, but by majority vote. Mayor of the municipality is Kurt Krottenhammer.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

In 2003 there were 16 enterprises of trade and industry with 92 employees and four apprentices. There were 429 wage taxpayers in employment. Agriculture plays an important role. The share of agricultural land in the total area is 54.6%.

Education[edit]

There is a school with 107 students (as of November 2006) and a small kindergarten.

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