Lugano District

Lugano District
Distretto di Lugano
District
Location of Lugano District
Country    Switzerland
Canton   Ticino
Capital Lugano
Area [1]
 • Total 331.8 km2 (128.1 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 152,203
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
Municipalities 59

The Lugano District ( Italian: Distretto di Lugano also called Luganese) is a district of Canton of Ticino, southern Switzerland. The capital is the city of Lugano.

It has a population of 152,203 (as of 31 December 2016). [2]

Geography

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. [3]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Bezirk Lugano
Bân-lâm-gú: Lugano Koān
Deutsch: Bezirk Lugano
Nederlands: Lugano (district)
norsk nynorsk: Distriktet Lugano
Simple English: Lugano (district)
Tiếng Việt: Lugano (quận)