Fontanella, Austria

Fontanella is a municipality in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

Fontanella
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Coat of arms of Fontanella
Coat of arms
Location in the district
Location in the district
Fontanella is located in Austria
Fontanella
Fontanella
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°14′51″N 09°54′33″E / 47.24750°N 9.90917°E / 47.24750; 9.90917Coordinates: 47°14′51″N 09°54′33″E / 47.24750°N 9.90917°E / 47.24750; 9.90917
CountryAustria
StateVorarlberg
DistrictBludenz
Government
 • MayorWerner Konzett (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total31.24 km2 (12.06 sq mi)
Elevation
1,145 m (3,757 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total437
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6733
Area code05554
Vehicle registrationBZ
Websitewww.fontanella.at

GeographyEdit

About 29.5% of the municipality is forested, and 52.1% is alpine.

SubdivisionsEdit

The municipality consists of the villages Fontanella, Garlitt, Mittelberg, Türtsch, Kirchberg, Seewald and Faschina.

EconomyEdit

There are 18 companies. 102 persons are employed. In the tourism year 2001/2002 there were a total of 70,365 nights.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
1869456—    
1880356−21.9%
1890344−3.4%
1900341−0.9%
1910352+3.2%
1923296−15.9%
1934354+19.6%
1939397+12.1%
1951370−6.8%
1961366−1.1%
1971402+9.8%
1981401−0.2%
1991422+5.2%
2001473+12.1%
2011434−8.2%

HistoryEdit

Fontanella was founded by Walser settlers from Valais in the 14th century. It was occupied by France from 1945 to 1955.

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.