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Austriamarker is divided into 84 political districts (Politische Bezirk), and 15 Statutarstädte which form their own districts.

Function

The Austrian Bezirk is roughly equivalent to the Landkreis in Germanymarker and County in the United Statesmarker. The administrative office of a district, the Bezirkshauptmannschaft is headed by the Bezirkshauptmann. The districts are in charge of the administration of all matters of federal and state administrative law and subject to orders from the higher instances, usually the Landeshauptmann (governor) in matters of federal law and the Landesregierung (state government) in state law. Thus, the district is the basic unit of general administration in Austria.

Officials on the district level are not elected, but appointed by the state government.There are also independent cities in Austria. They are called Statutarstadt in Austrian administrative law. These cities are not part of any district and the city administration covers all matters usually a district administration would do.

Usually, an independent city is home to a district administration which is responsible for the surrounding area of the respective city. For example, Innsbruck is an independent city surrounded by the district "Innsbruck-Land" of which the district administration is situated in the city of Innsbruck.

Viennamarker, which is both a state and a Statutarstadt, is further subdivided into districts, which are divisions used for local administration by the city government.

For more information on Austrian administration, see States of Austria.

List of political districts

Political district Vehicle registration code Administrative center State
Amstetten AM Amstettenmarker Lower Austriamarker
Baden BN Badenmarker Lower Austria
Bludenz marker BZ Bludenzmarker Vorarlbergmarker
Braunau am Inn BR Braunau am Innmarker Upper Austria
Bregenz marker B Bregenzmarker Vorarlberg
Bruck an der Leitha BL Bruck an der Leithamarker Lower Austria
Bruck an der Mur BM Bruck an der Murmarker Styriamarker
Deutschlandsberg DL Deutschlandsbergmarker Styria
Dornbirn DO Dornbirnmarker Vorarlberg
Eferding EF Eferdingmarker Upper Austria
Eisenstadt-Umgebung EU Eisenstadtmarker Burgenlandmarker
Feldbach FB Feldbachmarker Styria
Feldkirch FK Feldkirchmarker Vorarlberg
Feldkirchen FE Feldkirchen in Kärntenmarker Carinthiamarker
Freistadt FR Freistadtmarker Upper Austria
Fürstenfeld FF Fürstenfeldmarker Styria
Gänserndorf GF Gänserndorfmarker Lower Austria
Gmünd GD Gmündmarker Lower Austria
Gmunden GM Gmundenmarker Upper Austria
Graz-Umgebung GU Grazmarker Styria
Grieskirchen GR Grieskirchenmarker Upper Austria
Güssing GS Güssingmarker Burgenland
Hallein HA Halleinmarker Salzburgmarker
Hartberg HB Hartbergmarker Styria
Hermagor HE Hermagor-Pressegger Seemarker Carinthia
Hollabrunn HL Hollabrunnmarker Lower Austria
Horn HO Hornmarker Lower Austria
Imst IM Imstmarker Tirol
Innsbruck-Land IL Innsbruckmarker Tirol
Jennersdorf JE Jennersdorfmarker Burgenland
Judenburg JU Judenburgmarker Styria
Kirchdorf an der Krems KI Kirchdorf an der Kremsmarker Upper Austria
Kitzbühel marker KB Kitzbühelmarker Tirol
Klagenfurt-Land KL Klagenfurtmarker Carinthia
Knittelfeld KF Knittelfeldmarker Styria
Korneuburg KO Korneuburgmarker Lower Austria
Krems-Land KR Krems an der Donaumarker Lower Austria
Kufstein marker KU Kufsteinmarker Tirol
Landeck marker LA Landeckmarker Tirol
Leibnitz LB Leibnitzmarker Styria
Leoben LN Leobenmarker Styria
Lienz LZ Lienzmarker Tirol
Liezen LI (BA, GB) Liezenmarker Styria
Lilienfeld LF Lilienfeldmarker Lower Austria
Linz-Land LL Linzmarker Upper Austria
Mattersburg MA Mattersburgmarker Burgenland
Melk ME Melkmarker Lower Austria
Mistelbach MI Mistelbachmarker Lower Austria
Mödling MD Mödlingmarker Lower Austria
Murau MU Muraumarker Styria
Mürzzuschlag MZ Mürzzuschlagmarker Styria
Neunkirchen NK Neunkirchenmarker Lower Austria
Neusiedl am See ND Neusiedl am Seemarker Burgenland
Oberpullendorf OP Oberpullendorfmarker Burgenland
Oberwart OW Oberwartmarker Burgenland
Perg PE Pergmarker Upper Austria
Radkersburg RA Bad Radkersburgmarker Styria
Reutte marker RE Reuttemarker Tirol
Ried im Innkreis RI Ried im Innkreismarker Upper Austria
Rohrbach RO Rohrbach im Mühlkreismarker Upper Austria
Salzburg-Umgebung SL Salzburgmarker Salzburg
Sankt Johann im Pongau JO Sankt Johann im Pongaumarker Salzburg
Sankt Pölten-Land PL Sankt Pöltenmarker Lower Austria
Sankt Veit an der Glan SV Sankt Veit an der Glanmarker Carinthia
Schärding SD Schärdingmarker Upper Austria
Scheibbs SB Scheibbsmarker Lower Austria
Schwaz marker SZ Schwazmarker Tyrol
Spittal an der Drau SP Spittal an der Draumarker Carinthia
Steyr-Land SE Steyrmarker Upper Austria
Tamsweg marker TA Tamswegmarker Salzburg
Tulln TU Tullnmarker Lower Austria
Urfahr-Umgebung UU Linzmarker Upper Austria
Villach-Land VL Villachmarker Carinthia
Vöcklabruck VB Vöcklabruckmarker Upper Austria
Voitsberg VO Voitsbergmarker Styria
Völkermarkt VK Völkermarktmarker Carinthia
Waidhofen an der Thaya WT Waidhofen an der Thayamarker Lower Austria
Weiz WZ Weizmarker Styria
Wels-Land WL Welsmarker Upper Austria
Wiener Neustadt-Land WB Wiener Neustadtmarker Lower Austria
Wien-Umgebung WU Klosterneuburgmarker Lower Austria
Wolfsberg WO Wolfsbergmarker Carinthia
Zell am See marker ZE Zell am Seemarker Salzburg
Zwettl ZT Zwettlmarker Lower Austria


List of independent cities

City Vehicle registration code State
Eisenstadtmarker E Burgenland
Grazmarker G Styria
Innsbruckmarker I Tirol
Klagenfurtmarker K Carinthia
Krems an der Donaumarker KS Lower Austria
Leobenmarker LE Styria
Linzmarker L Upper Austria
Rustmarker E Burgenland
Salzburgmarker S Salzburg
Sankt Pöltenmarker P Lower Austria
Schwechatmarker SW Lower Austria
Steyrmarker SR Upper Austria
Villachmarker VI Carinthia
Waidhofen an der Ybbsmarker WY Lower Austria
Welsmarker WE Upper Austria
Wien marker W Wien (Vienna)
Wiener Neustadtmarker WN Lower Austria





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