Schwaz District

The Bezirk Schwaz is an administrative district (Bezirk) in Tyrol, Austria. It borders Bavaria (Germany) in the north, the districts of Kufstein, Kitzbühel and Pinzgau (Salzburg) in the east, South Tyrol (Italy) in the south, and the Innsbruck-Land district in the west.

Schwaz District

Bezirk Schwaz
Number of municipalities39
  Total1,887.49 km2 (728.76 sq mi)
  Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)

Area of the district is 1,887.49 km², with a population of 79,511 (January 1, 2012), and population density of 42 persons per km². Administrative center of the district is Schwaz.


The district comprises a part of the lower Inn valley, the complete Zillertal valley with its tributary valleys (like the Tuxertal), and the Achental valley with the Achensee. Mountain ranges within the district include the Tux Alps, Zillertal Alps, Kitzbühel Alps, the Karwendel and the Rofan.

Historical population
1869 28,251    
1880 27,792−1.6%
1890 28,200+1.5%
1900 29,203+3.6%
1910 31,297+7.2%
1923 32,144+2.7%
1934 35,662+10.9%
1939 37,226+4.4%
1951 44,033+18.3%
1961 48,321+9.7%
1971 57,611+19.2%
1981 62,589+8.6%
1991 68,692+9.8%
2001 74,834+8.9%
Source: Statistik Austria

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into 39 municipalities:

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