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The position of Gmunden (marked red) in Upper Austria

The Gmunden District (German: Bezirk Gmunden) is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. It is the largest district of Upper Austria with 1433 square kilometres (553 square miles). Gmunden has borders in the north with the districts of Vöcklabruck, Wels-Land and Kirchdorf an der Krems. In the south it has a border with the Styrian district Liezen. In the west it has borders with the following districts of the Salzburgerland: Sankt Johann im Pongau, Hallein and Salzburg-Umgebung.

The administrative center of Gmunden is in the town of Gmunden.

The district of Gmunden consists mostly of forests (54%). 17% of the area are used for agriculture. 3.8% of the area are bodies of water, like the Traunsee or the Hallstätter See.


The district was formed in 1896 from the juridical districts of Bad Ischl and Gmunden.


Gmunden is divided into 20 towns.

  • Altmünster
  • Bad Goisern
  • Bad Ischl
  • Ebensee
  • Gmunden
  • Gosau
  • Grünau im Almtal
  • Gschwandt
  • Hallstatt
  • Kirchham
  • Laakirchen
  • Obertraun
  • Ohlsdorf
  • Pinsdorf
  • Roitham
  • Sankt Konrad
  • Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut
  • Scharnstein
  • Traunkirchen
  • Vorchdorf


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