In accordance with Article 2 of the Federal Constitution Act, Austria is a federation of the following independent provinces: Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg and Vienna.
The principle of federation is reflected in the fact that the federal provinces have their own authority in legislative matters (through the provincial parliaments) and administrative matters (with the provincial government being the highest authority) and that they are involved in federal legislation through the Federal Council (Bundesrat).
|Districts||Judical districts||Municipalities||Buildings |
31 October 2011
|Resident population 31 October 2011||Resident population 1 January 2019|
|Towns with charters||Political districts||Total||including |
|including market town|
|Lower Austria||19 179.48||4||20||26||573||76||327|
|Upper Austria||11 982.57||3||15||18||438||32||151|
|Austria||83 882.32||15||79||114||2 096||201||770|
|S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA. Compiled on 1 January 2019. 1) Key date: 1 January 2019. 2) S: BEV, Projection MGI Lambert|
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