Tyrol (state) facts for kids

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State of Austria
Flag of Tyrol
Coat of arms of Tyrol
Coat of arms
Location of Tyrol
Country  Austria
 • Total 12,647.17 km2 (4,883.10 sq mi)
 • Total 710,100
 • Density 56.147/km2 (145.420/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code AT-7
NUTS Region AT3
Votes in Bundesrat 5 (of 62)
Website www.tirol.gv.at

Tyrol is a federal state in western Austria. It has the Austrian part of the historic Princely County of Tyrol. The capital of Tyrol is Innsbruck.

The state is split into two parts– North Tyrol and smaller East Tyrol.

The state's territory is entirely in the Eastern Alps at the important Brenner Pass. The highest mountain in the state is the Großglockner.


The state is divided into 9 districts and Innsbruck. The districts and their centres (capitals) are:

Statutory city:

North Tyrol:

  • Landeck District, (capital: Landeck)
  • Reutte District, (Reutte)
  • Imst District, (Imst)
  • Innsbruck-Land, (Innsbruck)
  • Innsbruck Stadt
  • Schwaz District, (Schwaz)
  • Kufstein District, (Kufstein)
  • Kitzbühel District, (Kitzbühel)

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East Tyrol:

  • Lienz District, (Lienz)
Goldenes Dachl - Innsbruck - facade
Golden Roof, Innsbruck

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