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Vorarlberg

Coat of arms Vorarlberg

 

Population: 359 400

Area: 2 601.48 km²

Capital: Bregenz

Governor: Herbert Sausgruber (Austrian People’s Party, ÖVP)

Links:
Government of Vorarlberg: http://www.vorarlberg.gv.at
Capital of Vorarlberg: http://www.bregenz.at
Tourist Office: http://www.vorarlberg-tourism.at

Municipalities:
96 municipalities in 4 districts
5 towns

Location:
The Rhine cuts through the Alps from south to north in Austria’s most westerly province. The Rhine valley connects Vorarlberg to the neighbouring German areas in the north. Vorarlberg has a direct link to Tyrol and the rest of Austria through the Arlberg pass and the Arlberg tunnel. To the west of Vorarlberg lie Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

History:
In 1363 the Habsburgs acquired Neuburg castle, which is now a ruin near Götzis. Leopold III purchased more territory, such as the County of Feldkirch and the Inner Bregenz Forest from Count Rudolph IV of Montfort in 1375. The last Count of Montfort died in 1390, after which Vorarlberg passed to the Habsburgs.

The territory was administered by Tyrol from 1782 until 1918, when Vorarlberg declared its independence.

 

Date: 22.12.2005