Definitions for vorarlbergˈfɔrˌɑrl bərg. -bɛərk, ˈfoʊr-
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Vorarlberg is the westernmost federal state of Austria. Although it is the second smallest in terms of area and population, it has the second highest population density. It borders three countries: Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The only Austrian federal state that shares a border with Vorarlberg is Tyrol to the east.
The capital of Vorarlberg is Bregenz, although Dornbirn and Feldkirch are larger cities in terms of population. Vorarlberg is also distinct in that it is the only state in Austria that does not speak an Austro-Bavarian, but rather an Alemannic dialect; it therefore has much more in common culturally with its Alemannic-speaking neighbours Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Swabia than with Bavaria and the rest of Austria.
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