|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia. (March 2010)|
|• Mayor||Mag. Dr. Kurt Fischer (ÖVP)|
|• Total||22.55 km2 (8.71 sq mi)|
|Elevation||404 m (1,325 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2013)1|
|• Density||940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal codes||6890, 6893|
Lustenau is a town in the westernmost Austrian state of Vorarlberg, in the Dornbirn district. It lies on the Rhine River, which forms the border with Switzerland. Lustenau is Vorarlberg's fourth largest town in terms of inhabitants (20 806 in the year 2004).
Lustenau has a long and successful history in sports. The town's two football teams SC Austria Lustenau and FC Lustenau play in major Austrian football leagues. The well-known and successful skier Marc Girardelli was born in Lustenau and the Lustenau ice-hockey team, EHC Lustenau, is part of the Austrian National League. The town used to be a major center of the embroidery industry in the past and is now a center for new technologies industry.
Until 1830 Lustenau was an independent county reigned by the counts of Waldburg-Zeil-Lustenau-Hohenems. After 1830 Lustenau became part of Austria. The name Lustenau derives from a document signed by the Carolingian king Charles the Fat with the title "Lustenauua curti regali", meaning "Royal Court Lustenau"
FC Lustenau 07 and SC Austria Lustenau play in the Austrian Football First League in seasons 2007-08 and 2008-09. Among football, there are two very good athletic and gymnastic clubs in Lustenau, the TS (Turnerschaft) Lustenau and the TS (Turnerschaft) Jahn Lustenau. Both have achieved top results nationally and internationally. They also have survived the superiority of the football clubs, which has led to a total demolition of the athletic track in the Reichshofstadion in the year 1998. Sadly, the rebuilding project of the county, in progress since 1999, has not been completed, although it should have been finished in 2005.
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