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]

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