Lochau

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Lochau
Lochau01.jpg
Coat of arms of Lochau
Coat of arms
Lochau is located in Austria
Lochau
Lochau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°31′00″N 09°45′00″E / 47.51667°N 9.75000°E / 47.51667; 9.75000Coordinates: 47°31′00″N 09°45′00″E / 47.51667°N 9.75000°E / 47.51667; 9.75000
Country Austria
State Vorarlberg
District Bregenz
Government
 • Mayor Michael Simma
Area
 • Total 10.27 km2 (3.97 sq mi)
Elevation 416 m (1,365 ft)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 5,717
 • Density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6911
Area code 05574
Vehicle registration B
Website www.lochau.at

Lochau is a municipality in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. It is located on Lake Constance, in the Bregenz district near the border to Germany.

About 50.3% of the municipality's area is forest. The Pfänder mountain is part of the municipality, also being the main mountain above Bregenz. In the west, the Leiblach river forms the border to the German rural district (Landkreis) of Lindau.

History[edit]

The Habsburgs reigned over their Vorarlberg lands alternately from Tyrol and Further Austria. From 1805 to 1814 the municipality belonged to Bavaria, then again to Austria. In 1861 it became part of the Austrian Federal State of Vorarlberg. During World War II, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp was located here.[2] Between 1945 and 1955 the municipality was part of the French occupation zone.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 972 —    
1880 925 −4.8%
1890 1,259 +36.1%
1900 1,362 +8.2%
1910 1,526 +12.0%
1923 1,455 −4.7%
1934 1,727 +18.7%
1939 1,717 −0.6%
1951 3,030 +76.5%
1961 3,745 +23.6%
1971 4,638 +23.8%
1981 5,239 +13.0%
1991 5,472 +4.4%
2001 5,242 −4.2%
2011 5,434 +3.7%

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