Salzburgerland

federal state in the North-West of Austria

Salzburgerland or Salzburg (Central Austro-Bavarian: Soizburga Laund, or Soizbuag) (officially Land Salzburg, German: Land Salzburg, Central Austro-Bavarian: Land Soizburg) is one of the States of Austria. It has 7,156 square kilometres (2,763 sq mi) and about 546,000 inhabitants (2016). Its capital city is Salzburg.

Salzburgerland
Flag of Salzburgerland
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Coat of arms of Salzburgerland
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Location of Salzburgerland
Country Austria
CapitalSalzburg
Government
 • GovernorWilfried Haslauer jr. (ÖVP)
Area
 • Total7,156.03 km2 (2,762.96 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2016)
 • Total545,742
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeAT-5
NUTS RegionAT3
Votes in Bundesrat4 (of 62)
Websitewww.salzburg.gv.at

PoliticsEdit

The last results in May 2013 were:

  • ÖVP: 11 seats (-3)
  • SPÖ: 9 seats (-6)
  • GRÜNE: 7 seats (+5)
  • FPÖ: 6 seats (+1)
  • Team Stronach: 3 seats (+3)

Total 36 seats.

HistoryEdit

In the Modern Era Salzburg was an independent state.

LanguageEdit

Austrian German is the main written language. Austro-Bavarian language is also spoken, especially in the rural areas.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Salzburger Land has six districts, (Bezirke or Gaue):

Important cities and townsEdit

Settlements in Salzburgerland with town privileges: