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 (2012)
 • 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 an Amt (administrative district) of the Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland. It has a population of 176,710 (as of 31 December 2012) and consists of 18 municipalities, of which the city of Lucerne is the largest and the district capital:

Municipalities Population
(31 December 2012)[1]
Area (km²)
Adligenswil 5,406 6.99
Buchrain 6,049 4.80
Dierikon 1,467 2.78
Ebikon 12,571 9.69
Gisikon 1,148 1.08
Greppen 1,050 5.25
Honau 366 1.25
Horw 13,618 20.43
Kriens 26,751 27.31
Lucerne 79,478 29.04b
Malters 6,861 28.57
Meggen 6,752 13.93
Meierskappel 1,301 9.23
Root 4,633 8.65
Schwarzenberg 1,676 39.31
Udligenswil 2,196 6.22
Vitznau 1,206 11.76
Weggis 4,181 25.29
District of Lucerne 176,710 259.92[2]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.[3]

References[edit]

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