Book (Vorarlberg)

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Buch (Vorarlberg) (Austria)
Book (Vorarlberg)
Basic data
Country: Austria
State : Vorarlberg
Political District : Bregenz
License plate : B.
Surface: 6.14 km²
Coordinates : 47 ° 29 '  N , 9 ° 49'  E Coordinates: 47 ° 28 '55 "  N , 9 ° 49' 6"  E
Height : 725  m above sea level A.
Residents : 608 (January 1, 2020)
Population density : 99 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 6960
Area code : 05579
Community code : 8 02 08
Address of the
municipal administration:
Heimen 67
6960 book
Mayor : Franz Martin (community list book)
Local council : (2015)
(12 members)
A total of 12 seats
  • Community list book: 12
Location of Buch in the Bregenz district
Alberschwende Andelsbuch Au Bezau Bildstein Bizau Bregenz Buch Damüls Doren Egg Eichenberg Fußach Gaißau Hard Hittisau Höchst Hörbranz Hohenweiler Kennelbach Krumbach Langen bei Bregenz Langenegg Lauterach Lingenau Lochau Mellau Mittelberg Möggers Reuthe Riefensberg Schnepfau Schoppernau Schröcken Schwarzach Schwarzenberg Sibratsgfäll Sulzberg Warth Wolfurt VorarlbergLocation of the municipality of Buch (Vorarlberg) in the Bregenz district (clickable map)
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Municipality book
Municipality book
Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria

Buch is a municipality with 608 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg .


Buch is located in the westernmost state of Austria, Vorarlberg, in the Bregenz district , south of Lake Constance , at an altitude of 725  m above sea level. A. 53.8 percent of the area is forested. There are no other cadastral communities in Buch.

Neighboring communities

The municipality of Buch borders on six other Vorarlberg municipalities in the Bregenz district. The state and district capital Bregenz , the municipalities Langen , Alberschwende and Bildstein , the market municipality Wolfurt and the municipality Kennelbach are located clockwise around the municipality . Buch borders Kennelbach with a length limit of only about 30 meters in the river bed of the Bregenzer Ach in the far west of the municipality.


In 1335 the place was first mentioned as "Germannesbuoch". At that time, Buch formed the Steussberg community together with Bildstein. In 1506 Buch became a chaplaincy as a branch church of Wolfurt. In 1760, Buch became its own parish with 165 inhabitants at that time. In 1794 a new parish church was built. The Habsburgs ruled the place before 1805 partly of Tyrol and Further Austria ( Freiburg ) made. From 1805 to 1814 the place belonged to the Kingdom of Bavaria , Buch became an independent municipality during this time. In the centuries before, the place was administered by the lower court Hofsteig . According to a record by Landammann Schneider from 1808, Buch had 241 inhabitants, 41 houses and 99 cows. Vorarlberg has been part of Austria again since 1814. Buch has belonged to the Austrian state of Vorarlberg since it was founded in 1861. The place was part of the French occupation zone in Austria from 1945 to 1955 .

Population development

The proportion of foreigners at the end of 2002 was 3.7 percent.


The community council consists of twelve members, all of whom are provided by the community list book. Mayor is Franz Martin.

The municipal income from taxes and other charges was € 541,623 in 2001, the municipal expenditure was € 836,480. The debt level in 2001 was € 563,338.

coat of arms

The Bucher coat of arms was granted on June 3, 1970. It shows a white beech leaf on green and below, on the petiole, two white beech nuts bordered in yellow .

Culture and sights

Municipal office book
See also:  List of listed objects in book

Economy and Infrastructure

In 2003 there were four commercial enterprises with seven employees on site. There were 272 employees subject to income tax. In Buch there is a kindergarten and 27 pupils (school year 2010/11).


In Buch, the sports club Buch is the largest club with 261 members.


Web links

Commons : Book  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Emil Gmeiner in Heimat Schwarzach , Schwarzach 1990, self-published by the community of Schwarzach, p. 83.
  2. Description of the coat of arms in 'Heraldry of the world'