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Coordinates: 47°24′50″N 09°44′40″E / 47.41389°N 9.74444°E / 47.41389; 9.74444Coordinates: 47°24′50″N 09°44′40″E / 47.41389°N 9.74444°E / 47.41389; 9.74444

Country Austria

State Vorarlberg

District Dornbirn

Government

 • Mayor Andrea Kaufmann
Andrea Kaufmann
(ÖVP)

Area

 • Total 120.97 km2 (46.71 sq mi)

Elevation 437 m (1,434 ft)

Population (1 January 2016)[1]

 • Total 48,067

 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)

Time zone CET (UTC+1)

 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Postal code 6850

Area code 05572

Vehicle registration DO

Website www.dornbirn.at

Dornbirn
Dornbirn
[ˈdɔʁnbɪʁn] is a city in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg. It is the administrative centre for the district of Dornbirn, which also includes the town of Hohenems, and the market town Lustenau. Dornbirn
Dornbirn
is the largest city in Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
and the tenth largest in Austria. It is an important commercial and shopping centre.

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Location 1.2 Municipal structure 1.3 Neighbouring municipalities

2 History

2.1 Historic marginalia

3 Population 4 Politics

4.1 Municipal Council 4.2 International relations

5 Well-known citizens of Dornbirn 6 Notable architecture 7 Economy 8 Transport 9 Education 10 Sports 11 References 12 External links

Geography[edit] Location[edit] Dornbirn
Dornbirn
is located in western Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
at 437 metres above sea level in the Alpine Rhine
Rhine
Valley, at the foot of the Karren mountain, part of the Bregenz
Bregenz
Forest Mountain chain at the edge of the Eastern Alps. It is near the borders to Switzerland, Germany
Germany
and Liechtenstein. The Dornbirner Ach
Dornbirner Ach
river flows through the town and later into Lake Constance. Municipal structure[edit]

Marktplatz

Dornbirn
Dornbirn
once consisted only of 4 "quarters": Markt, Hatlerdorf, Oberdorf and Haselstauden. By the 20th century Dornbirn
Dornbirn
had annexed two formerly independent communities to the west: Rohrbach and Schoren, thus bringing the total number of districts to 6. Neighbouring municipalities[edit] The Town of Dornbirn
Dornbirn
constitutes almost 70% of the surface of the district Dornbirn
Dornbirn
and has numerous borders to other municipalities. As well as bordering on the two other municipalities in the Dornbirn district ( Hohenems
Hohenems
and Lustenau), the town shares borders with 15 municipalities of the Bregenz
Bregenz
District: (Lauterach, Wolfurt, Schwarzach, Bildstein, Alberschwende, Schwarzenberg, Reuthe, Mellau, Damüls) and four with the Feldkirch District: (Laterns, Zwischenwasser, Viktorsberg, Fraxern).

Dornbirn, St.-Leopold-church

History[edit] The earliest evidence of human presence in the Dornbirn
Dornbirn
area can be dated from the Mesolithic
Mesolithic
era. The name "Dornbirn" derives from 'torrin puirron', meaning the 'Settlement of Torro' (the name of an Alemannic farmer living there) and thus has nothing to do with "pears" (German "Birnen"), although this fruit is prominently portrayed on the town emblem. This name is mentioned for the first time in 895, in a document from St. Gallen
St. Gallen
(Switzerland). Dornbirn
Dornbirn
became part of the Habsburg
Habsburg
Monarchy in 1380. In 1793 it was elevated to a market community. It was not given municipal status until 1901. In 1932 the mountain village of Ebnit was annexed. In 1969 Dornbirn
Dornbirn
became the seat of the new Dornbirn
Dornbirn
district administrative authority. Historic marginalia[edit] 1881: the first phone in the K&K empire was inaugurated by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria
Austria
on 8/10/1881 Population[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1869 8,707 —    

1880 9,464 +8.7%

1890 10,810 +14.2%

1900 13,193 +22.0%

1910 16,320 +23.7%

1923 14,481 −11.3%

1934 16,650 +15.0%

1939 17,572 +5.5%

1951 22,532 +28.2%

1961 28,075 +24.6%

1971 35,113 +25.1%

1981 38,641 +10.0%

1991 40,735 +5.4%

2001 42,301 +3.8%

2011 45,605 +7.8%

2014 46,883 +2.8%

2017 49,090 +4.7%

Largest groups of foreign residents

Nationality Population

 Turkey 1,813

 Germany 1,209

 Bosnia & Herzegovina 460

 Croatia 347

 Russia 239

Politics[edit] Municipal Council[edit]

Dornbirn
Dornbirn
Rädermacher

The Dornbirn
Dornbirn
Municipal Council has 36 seats and the following party mandates:

21 Austrian People's Party
Austrian People's Party
(ÖVP) 8 Social Democratic Party of Austria 4 Die Grünen 3 Freedom Party of Austria

The current mayor (since 2013) is Andrea Kaufmann
Andrea Kaufmann
(ÖVP). International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Austria Dornbirn
Dornbirn
has town partnerships with

Kecskemét, Hungary Sélestat, France Dubuque, Iowa, United States

Well-known citizens of Dornbirn[edit]

Karl Cordin (born 1948), ski racer Francis Martin Drexel
Francis Martin Drexel
(1792–1863), Philadelphia banker and artist Margret Dünser (1926–1980), journalist Artur Doppelmayr (9/16/1922 - 5/12/2017) ski lift pioneer Ingrid Eberle
Ingrid Eberle
(born 1957), ski racer Elfi Graf (born 1952), singer Yvonne Meusburger
Yvonne Meusburger
(born 1983), WTA tennis player Tamira Paszek
Tamira Paszek
(born 1990), WTA tennis player Aaron Pilsan (born 1995), pianist Gerold Ratz (1919–2006), former Landesstatthalter of Vorarlberg Wolfgang Rümmele (born 1946), Mayor of Dornbirn
Dornbirn
1999-2013 Karl Aubert Salzmann (1876–1934), president of Federal Council (Austria) Johann Georg Waibel (1828–1908), Mayor of Dornbirn
Dornbirn
1869-1908, member of Reichsrat and Landtag

Notable architecture[edit] The Messestadion
Messestadion
is an indoor sporting arena located in Dornbirn, and home to the local ice hockey team. Economy[edit] Vorarlberg's regional studio of the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) is located in Dornbirn. Zumtobel Lighting Group
Zumtobel Lighting Group
is an ATX traded company based in Dornbirn. Many other large companies are situated there. The town was formerly a major centre of the textile industry, which has been in decline since the 1980s. Transport[edit] Located in the middle of the Rhine
Rhine
valley, Dornbirn
Dornbirn
is an important junction of regional and interregional bus lines, connecting Bregenz to the north, Feldkirch to the south, and the Bregenz
Bregenz
Forest to the east. The A14 Rheintal freeway/motorway (Autobahn) passes by to the west. The Achrain tunnel, opened in 2009, directly connects Dornbirn/ Haselstauden
Haselstauden
with the Bregenz
Bregenz
Forest - Alberschwende
Alberschwende
region. The town has an excellent network of municipal buses. Dornbirn's railway station connects is an important stop for all trains from west to east Austria. A small airport is located at nearby Hohenems. Education[edit] Educational institutions in Dornbirn
Dornbirn
include the Fachhochschule Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
University of Applied Sciences, two General Education Secondary Schools, and a Higher Technical Vocational College (Höhere Technische Lehranstalt). Sports[edit] One of the most important sportive institutions in Dornbirn
Dornbirn
is the RHC Dornbirn, one of the most powerful Austrian Rink Hockey
Rink Hockey
teams. In 2010 it hosted the 2010 Rink Hockey
Rink Hockey
Men's B World Championship. Baseball & Softball Club Dornbirn
Dornbirn
was founded in 1990, and has won the Austrian title twice. BSC Dornbirn
Dornbirn
consists of one youth team, two men's teams, and two women's teams. www.indians.at for more information. Dornbirn
Dornbirn
hosted the World Gymnaestrada
World Gymnaestrada
event in 2007 and will do so again in 2019.[2] References[edit]

^ Statistik Austria
Austria
- Bevölkerung zu Jahresbeginn 2002-2016 nach Gemeinden (Gebietsstand 1.1.2016) for Dornbirn. ^ http://www.gymnaestrada.fi/uutiset/vuoden-2019-gymnaestradan-isantamaa-on-selvilla/

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dornbirn.

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Dornbirn.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Dornbirn.

Dornbirn College of Applied Sciences Natural History Museum (Inatura) Rolls Royce Museum Roller Hockey Dornbirn
Dornbirn
Club Tiscover Dornbirn Spielboden Cultural Events PhotoGlobe - Dornbirn
Dornbirn
offers high quality photos together with GPS coordinates

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Municipalities in the State of Vorarlberg

Bludenz
Bludenz
District

Bartholomäberg Blons Bludenz Bludesch Brand Bürs Bürserberg Dalaas Fontanella Gaschurn Innerbraz Klösterle Lech am Arlberg Lorüns Ludesch Nenzing Nüziders Raggal Sankt Anton im Montafon Sankt Gallenkirch Sankt Gerold Schruns Silbertal Sonntag Stallehr Thüringen Thüringerberg Tschagguns Vandans

Bregenz
Bregenz
District

Alberschwende Andelsbuch Au Bezau Bildstein Bizau Bregenz Buch Damüls Doren Egg Eichenberg Fußach Gaißau Hard Hittisau Höchst Hohenweiler Hörbranz Kennelbach Krumbach Langen bei Bregenz Langenegg Lauterach Lingenau Lochau Mellau Mittelberg Möggers Reuthe Riefensberg Schnepfau Schoppernau Schröcken Schwarzach Schwarzenberg Sibratsgfäll Sulzberg Warth Wolfurt

Dornbirn
Dornbirn
District

Dornbirn Hohenems Lustenau

Feldkirch District

Altach Düns Dünserberg Feldkirch Frastanz Fraxern Göfis Götzis Klaus Koblach Laterns Mäder Meiningen Rankweil Röns Röthis Satteins Schlins Schnifis Sulz Übersaxen Viktorsberg Weiler Zwischenwasser

Preceded by Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal
(2003) World Gymnaestrada
World Gymnaestrada
host city 2007 Succeeded by Lausanne, Switzerland
Switzerland
(2011)

Preceded by Helsinki, Finland
Finland
(2015) World Gymnaestrada
World Gymnaestrada
host city 2019 Succeeded by TBA

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 159530754 LCCN: n86097336 GND: 4012792-8 BNF:

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