Lochau

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Lochau
Lochau01.jpg
Coat of arms of Lochau
Coat of arms
Location in the district
Location in the district
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
CountryAustria
StateVorarlberg
DistrictBregenz
Government
 • MayorMichael Simma
Area
 • Total10.27 km2 (3.97 sq mi)
Elevation
416 m (1,365 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,747
 • Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6911
Area code05574
Vehicle registrationB
Websitewww.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.[3] Between 1945 and 1955 the municipality was part of the French occupation zone.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1869972—    
1880925−4.8%
18901,259+36.1%
19001,362+8.2%
19101,526+12.0%
19231,455−4.7%
19341,727+18.7%
19391,717−0.6%
19513,030+76.5%
19613,745+23.6%
19714,638+23.8%
19815,239+13.0%
19915,472+4.4%
20015,242−4.2%
20115,434+3.7%

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.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2008-11-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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