Mellau

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Mellau
Mellau 02.JPG
Coat of arms of Mellau
Coat of arms
Mellau is located in Austria
Mellau
Mellau
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°21′04″N 09°52′55″E / 47.35111°N 9.88194°E / 47.35111; 9.88194Coordinates: 47°21′04″N 09°52′55″E / 47.35111°N 9.88194°E / 47.35111; 9.88194
Country Austria
State Vorarlberg
District Bregenz
Government
 • Mayor Elisabeth Wicke
Area
 • Total 40.55 km2 (15.66 sq mi)
Elevation 688 m (2,257 ft)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 1,311
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6881
Area code 05518
Vehicle registration B
Website www.mellau.at

Mellau is a town in the Bregenz Forest in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, part of the district of Bregenz.

History[edit]

From 1805 to 1814 Mellau belonged to Bavaria but then again to Austria. After the Second World War the municipality was in the French zone of occupation for 10 years. In 1870 there was a great fire in Mellau. The church, the school, the rectory and 18 other houses were razed.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 650 —    
1880 627 −3.5%
1890 583 −7.0%
1900 616 +5.7%
1910 620 +0.6%
1923 645 +4.0%
1934 749 +16.1%
1939 704 −6.0%
1951 871 +23.7%
1961 922 +5.9%
1971 1,058 +14.8%
1981 1,088 +2.8%
1991 1,171 +7.6%
2001 1,282 +9.5%
2011 1,308 +2.0%

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was designed by Hubert Dietrich, a well-known artist, in 1962. It shows an uprooted fir tree which symbolises the affiliation to the Bregenz Forest and three crosses which remind the population of the plague.

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