Tirol in figures

Last updated on 03.08.2021

© Bernd Uhlig

Location: longitude between 10°6′ and 12°58′ East, latitude between 47°44′ and 46°21′ North

Area: 12,648 km2, Austria’s third largest federal province, of this 37% forest, 27% alps, 11% agriculturally utilizable land and 25% unproductive or other areas; only one eighth (=1,542 km2) of the total area is available as permanent settlement area; one quarter of the area of the province is a nature conservation area

Population: 754.705 (as of: 01.01.2019)

Population density: .60 inhabitants per km2 in terms of the entire area (pop. density); 501,7 inhabitants per km2 in terms of the permanently settled area (settlement density)

Districts: 9 districts: Innsbruck, Innsbruck-Land, Imst, Kitzbühel, Kufstein, Landeck, Lienz, Reutte, Schwaz

Council authorities: 279 local councils (incl. 11 towns)

Provincial capital: Innsbruck (pop. 132.110, as of 01.01.2019)

Highest mountains: Großglockner (3.798 m), Wildspitze (3.768 m)

Biggest glacier: Gepatschferner (17.6 km2)

Biggest lake: Achensee (6.8 km2)

Longest river: Inn (in Tirol: 212.5 km, total length: 518.5 km)

Provincial colours: white-red

Provincial borders: 1.054 km altogether, of this 358 km with Germany, 311 km with Italy and 59 km with Switzerland

Provincial anthem: “Zu Mantua in Banden der treue Hofer war, in Mantua zum Tode führt ihn der Feinde Schar” by Julius Mosen (text) and Leopold Knebelsberger (music)

Patron saint: St. Joseph, 19 March

Coat of arms: red eagle on a silver shield with golden crown and golden wing clasps with clover leaf ends and a green garland behind the head

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