Lucerne District

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Lucerne District
Amt Luzern
District
Location of Lucerne District
Country   Switzerland
Canton  Luzern
Capital Luzern
Area
 • Total 259.92 km2 (100.36 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 176,710
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Municipalities 18

Lucerne District (German: Luzern) is a former Amt (administrative district) of the Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. It had a population of 176,710 (as of 2013) and consisted of 18 municipalities, of which the city of Lucerne is the largest and the district capital. On 1 January 2013 the Amt was divided into two Wahlkreis, Lucerne-Stadt and Lucerne-Land.[1]

Municipalities Population
(31 December 2013)[2]
Area (km²)
Adligenswil 5,399 6.99
Buchrain 6,143 4.80
Dierikon 1,462 2.78
Ebikon 12,602 9.69
Gisikon 1,123 1.08
Greppen 1,043 5.25
Honau 376 1.25
Horw 13,790 20.43
Kriens 26,957 27.31
Lucerne 80,501 29.04b
Malters 6,911 28.57
Meggen 6,762 13.93
Meierskappel 1,374 9.23
Root 4,669 8.65
Schwarzenberg 1,682 39.31
Udligenswil 2,174 6.22
Vitznau 1,249 11.76
Weggis 4,242 25.29
District of Lucerne 176,710 259.92[3]a
^a 1992/97 survey gives a total area of 216.65 km2 (83.65 sq mi) without including certain large lakes, while the 2000 survey includes lakes and gives the higher value.
^b Includes the area of Littau which merged into Luzern on 1 January 2010.

Mergers[edit]

On 1 January 2010 the municipality of Littau merged into the municipality of Lucerne.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz (German) accessed 9 February 2013
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  3. ^ LUSTAT-Canton of Lucerne Statistical Office as of 2000 survey, (German) accessed 25 August 2009
  4. ^ Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz, Mutationsmeldungen 2009 / Répertoire officiel des communes de Suisse, Mutations 2009 / Elenco ufficiale dei Comuni della Svizzera, Mutazione 2009 (PDF) (Report). Federal Statistical Office. 2009. 3161. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 

Coordinates: 47°10′N 8°10′E / 47.167°N 8.167°E / 47.167; 8.167