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Vorarlberg (/ˈfɔːrɑːrlbɜːrɡ/ FOR-arl-burg,[2][3] Austrian German: [foːɐ̯ˈarlbɛrk] (listen); Vorarlbergisch: Vorarlbearg, Voralbärg, or Voraadelbearg) is the westernmost state (Land) of Austria. It has the second-smallest geographical area after Vienna and, although it also has the second-smallest population, it is the state with the second-highest population density (also after Vienna). It borders three countries: Germany (Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg via Lake Constance), Switzerland (Grisons and St. Gallen), and Liechtenstein. The only Austrian state that shares a border with Vorarlberg is Tyrol, to the east.

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Anthem: "’s Ländle, meine Heimat [de]"
Coordinates: 47°14′37″N 9°53′38″E
Country Austria
  GovernorMarkus Wallner (ÖVP)
  Total2,601.48 km2 (1,004.44 sq mi)
  Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeAT-8
HDI (2019)0.909[1]
very high · 6th of 9
NUTS RegionAT3
Votes in Bundesrat3 (of 62)

The capital of Vorarlberg is Bregenz (29,698 inhabitants), although Dornbirn (49,845 inhabitants) and Feldkirch (34,192 inhabitants) have larger populations.[4] Vorarlberg is also the only state in Austria in which the local dialect is not Austro-Bavarian, but rather an Alemannic dialect; it therefore has much more in common culturally with (historically) Alemannic-speaking German-speaking Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Baden-Württemberg, Bavarian Swabia, and Alsace than with the rest of Austria, southeastern Bavaria, and South Tyrol.

Vorarlberg is to a large extent mountainous. About 37% (97,000 hectares) of its surface is forest.[5]