Sibratsgfäll

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Sibratsgfäll
Sibratsgfäll 1.JPG
Coat of arms of Sibratsgfäll
Coat of arms
Location in the district
Location in the district
Sibratsgfäll is located in Austria
Sibratsgfäll
Sibratsgfäll
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°25′36″N 10°02′17″E / 47.42667°N 10.03806°E / 47.42667; 10.03806Coordinates: 47°25′36″N 10°02′17″E / 47.42667°N 10.03806°E / 47.42667; 10.03806
CountryAustria
StateVorarlberg
DistrictBregenz
Government
 • MayorKonrad Stadelmann
Area
 • Total29.2 km2 (11.3 sq mi)
Elevation
929 m (3,048 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total401
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6952
Area code05513
Vehicle registrationB
Websitewww.sibra.at

Sibratsgfäll is a municipality in the district of Bregenz in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

Geography[edit]

Sibratsgfäll is located in the westernmost province of Austria, Vorarlberg, in the district of Bregenz, south of Lake Constance, at an altitude of 929 meters. 46.0% of the area is forested, 34.2% of the area is mountainous (Alps). The community is located directly on the border with Germany. There are no other cadastral communities in Sibratsgfäll.

The municipality Sibratsgfäll borders on two Austrian and two German communities. These are the municipalities of Hittisau and Egg in the Austrian district of Bregenz and the Balderschwang and Oberstdorf communities in the Bavarian district of Oberallgäu.

Sibratsgfäll is a member of the German-Austrian joint project Naturpark Nagelfluhkette.

History[edit]

The Habsburgs ruled Vorarlberg's villages alternately from Tyrol and Vorderösterreich (Freiburg im Breisgau). From 1805 to 1814, this place belonged to Bavaria, then again to Austria. Sibratsgfäll has belonged to the Austrian state of Vorarlberg since its founding in 1861.

The village was part of the French occupation zone in Austria from 1945 to 1955.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was created in 1969, inspired by a design by the Schruns artist and heraldist Konrad Honold.

Culture[edit]

Parish church Sibratsgfäll (hl. Michael)

The parish church Sibratsgfäll is located north of the cemetery. It is dedicated to the Archangel Michael and belongs to the deanery of Vorderwald-Kleinwalsertal. In 1732, a chapel was first mentioned in a document. In 1805, a new church building was built and extended in 1845.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869304—    
1880352+15.8%
1890289−17.9%
1900267−7.6%
1910284+6.4%
1923268−5.6%
1934270+0.7%
1939256−5.2%
1951340+32.8%
1961330−2.9%
1971308−6.7%
1981367+19.2%
1991404+10.1%
2001422+4.5%
2011393−6.9%

External links[edit]

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.