Schwaz District

The district Schwaz is a political district in the Austrian state of Tyrol. To the west it borders on the district of Innsbruck Land, to the east by the districts of Kufstein, Kitzbühel and Zell am See ( Salzburg ), in the north of Bavaria ( district of Garmisch -Partenkirchen, the district of Bad Tölz- Wolfratshausen and Miesbach ) and on the south by South Tyrol.


The district includes a portion of the lower Inn valley, the whole Zillertal with its side valleys (like Tux ) and the Achen Valley and Lake Achensee. On mountains he has a share in the Tux Alps, Zillertal Alps, Kitzbühel Alps, Karwendel and the Rofan. The highest elevation is the Hochfeiler in the Zillertal Alps with 3510 m above sea level, the lowest point in the Inn Valley at an average 540 meters above sea level.

Economy and infrastructure

The economy of the district is dominated by the service sector (mainly tourism enterprises and infrastructure), major tourist centers are the Zillertal, Achensee area and Rofan.

Important industrial and commercial sites are Schwaz, Jenbach, Kaltenbach, Zell am Ziller and joining. Major production facilities are located in the areas of construction, engineering and wood industry.

There is a large density of small farms (mainly mountain farmers with mainly livestock and dairy farming, Serviced, regional cheeses ). The agriculture makes an important contribution to landscape management.

The district has a relatively high proportion of commuters, especially in the neighboring districts of Innsbruck-Land and Town and Kufstein.

Administrative divisions

The Schwaz district is divided into 39 municipalities, including the municipality and four market towns. In parentheses are the numbers of inhabitants from 1 January 2013.

The most important of the abbreviations used are:

  • M = center of the municipality
  • Stt = district
  • R = Rotte
  • W = hamlet
  • D = village
  • ZH = Scattered houses
  • Sdlg = settlement
  • E = bowery (only if they have their own locality code)

The complete list that uses the Statistics Austria, can be found at Topographic settlement Labelling according to STAT

Please note that some places may have different spellings. So Katastralgemeinden write differently than the same localities.

Source: Statistics Austria - Tirol list (PDF)


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