Tamsweg District

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Bezirk Tamsweg
District
Salzburg Lungau.png
Country Austria
State Salzburg
Number of municipalities 15
Area
 • Total 1,019.69 km2 (393.70 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,283
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1869 13,009 —    
1880 12,868 −1.1%
1890 12,417 −3.5%
1900 12,974 +4.5%
1910 14,054 +8.3%
1923 13,785 −1.9%
1934 14,419 +4.6%
1939 14,283 −0.9%
1951 16,558 +15.9%
1961 17,519 +5.8%
1971 19,116 +9.1%
1981 20,106 +5.2%
1991 20,622 +2.6%
2001 21,283 +3.2%
Source: Statistik Austria

Bezirk Tamsweg is an administrative district (Bezirk) in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria. It is congruent with the Lungau region. The administrative centre of the district is Tamsweg.

Geography[edit]

The area of the Lungau plateau is 1,019.69 km², with a population of 21,283 (May 15, 2001), and population density 21 persons per km². It is located within the Central Eastern Alps, confined by the Hohe Tauern (High Tauern) range in the west, the Niedere Tauern (Low Tauern) in the north, and the Gurktal Alps (Nock Mountains) in the south.

The region is separated from the Salzburg Pongau region by the Radstädter Tauern Pass crossing the Niedere Tauern. In the south, the Katschberg Pass road leads to the neighbouring state of Carinthia. Since 1974, the Tauern Autobahn underpasses both ranges via the Tauern Road Tunnel and the Katschberg Tunnel. In the east, the upper Mur River, originating near Muhr, flows towards Murau in Styria, accompanied by the narrow-gauge Taurach Railway and the Mur Valley Railway.

Beside some pastoral economy, Lungau largely depends on tourism.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into 15 municipalities, three of them are market towns.

Market towns[edit]

  1. Mauterndorf (1,850)
  2. Sankt Michael im Lungau (3,590)
  3. Tamsweg (5,936)

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Göriach (371)
  2. Lessach (575)
  3. Mariapfarr (2,213)
  4. Muhr (631)
  5. Ramingstein (1,388)
  6. Sankt Andrä im Lungau (738)
  7. Sankt Margarethen im Lungau (771)
  8. Thomatal (341)
  9. Tweng (310)
  10. Unternberg (984)
  11. Weißpriach (335)
  12. Zederhaus (1,250)

(population numbers May 15, 2001)

External links[edit]

Media related to Tamsweg District at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 47°07′N 13°49′E / 47.117°N 13.817°E / 47.117; 13.817