Lienz District - Geography

Geography

The district comprises parts of the Puster Valley, the valleys Iseltal, Defereggen, Virgental, Kalser Tal, and the Tyrolean Gailtal. Mountain ranges in the district include parts of the Hohe Tauern with Venediger Group and Glockner Group, the Defereggen Alps, the Lienz Dolomits, and the Karnisch Alps.

Shortest road connection to North Tyrol is the Felbertauern road (P1), and the Felbertauern tunnel (about 5.3 km). Lienz is located at a road junction between the federal Felbertauern road (B108), a road to the Puster Valley (B100) and South Tyrol, and a road to the Drautal valley and Carinthia. The district is also connected by the Austrian Southern Railway.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 26,833
1880 27,422 +2.2%
1890 26,988 −1.6%
1900 26,895 −0.3%
1910 29,074 +8.1%
1923 28,591 −1.7%
1934 31,169 +9.0%
1939 33,445 +7.3%
1951 37,747 +12.9%
1961 41,123 +8.9%
1971 45,614 +10.9%
1981 47,494 +4.1%
1991 48,338 +1.8%
2001 50,404 +4.3%
Source: Statistik Austria

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