Salzburgerland

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Salzburgerland
Flag of Salzburgerland
Flag
Coat of arms of Salzburgerland
Coat of arms
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

Salzburgerland or Salzburg (Austrian German: [ˈsaltsbʊɐ̯k]; German: [ˈzaltsbʊɐ̯k] (About this soundlisten);[note 1] literally "Salt Fortress"; Austro-Bavarian: Soizbuag), officially Land Salzburg, (German: Land Salzburg, East Central Austro-Bavarian: Laund Soizbuerg) 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.

Politics[change | change source]

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.

History[change | change source]

In the Modern Era Salzburg was an independent state.

Language[change | change source]

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

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

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

Important cities and towns[change | change source]

Settlements in Salzburgerland with town privileges:

Notes[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Salzburg". Oxford Dictionaries UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  2. "Salzburg". Collins English Dictionary. HarperCollins. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. "Salzburg". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. "Salzburg". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 29 May 2019.