Altach is a municipality in the district of Feldkirch, in the westernmost Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

Altach
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Coat of arms of Altach
Location in the district
Location in the district
Altach is located in Austria
Altach
Altach
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°21′00″N 09°39′00″E / 47.35000°N 9.65000°E / 47.35000; 9.65000Coordinates: 47°21′00″N 09°39′00″E / 47.35000°N 9.65000°E / 47.35000; 9.65000
CountryAustria
StateVorarlberg
DistrictFeldkirch
Government
 • MayorGottfried Brändle
Area
 • Total5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Elevation
412 m (1,352 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total6,624
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6844
Area code05576
Vehicle registrationFK
Websitewww.altach.at

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Five other municipalities surround Altach: Hohenems in the district of Dornbirn, Götzis and Mäder in the district of Feldkirch, and Oberriet and Diepoldsau in the Swiss canton St. Gallen.

HistoryEdit

The Habsburgs ruled over the villages in Vorarlberg alternately from Tyrol and Further Austria. In 1801 Altach was separated from neighboring Götzis; from 1805 to 1814 Altach belonged to Bavaria, then reverted to Austria. Altach has been part of the Austrian state of Vorarlberg since the latter's founding in 1861. From 1945 to 1955 the municipality was in the French occupation zone in Austria.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869935—    
18801,009+7.9%
18901,130+12.0%
19001,339+18.5%
19101,608+20.1%
19231,516−5.7%
19341,700+12.1%
19391,688−0.7%
19511,930+14.3%
19612,802+45.2%
19713,977+41.9%
19814,430+11.4%
19914,911+10.9%
20015,704+16.1%
20116,394+12.1%

SportEdit

As of the season 2021-22, the football club SC Rheindorf Altach plays in Bundesliga, the highest division.

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit

Official homepage of Altach: