Distretto di Lugano
|• Total||331.8 km2 (128.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
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It has a population of 152,203 (as of 31 December 2016).
The Lugano District has an area, as of 1997, of 301.76 square kilometers (116.51 sq mi). Of this area, 47.44 km2 (18.32 sq mi) or 15.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 200.54 km2 (77.43 sq mi) or 66.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 46.05 km2 (17.78 sq mi) or 15.3% is settled (buildings or roads), 2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi) or 0.7% is either rivers or lakes and 13.93 km2 (5.38 sq mi) or 4.6% is unproductive land.
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 9.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.6%. Out of the forested land, 59.6% of the total land area is heavily forested and 3.7% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 5.7% is used for growing crops and 9.1% is used for alpine pastures. Of the water in the district, 0.2% is in lakes and 0.5% is in rivers and streams. Of the unproductive areas, 4.2% is unproductive vegetation.