The statutory city of Vienna, a community with well over 1.8 million residents, is divided into 23 municipal districts (Gemeindebezirke). Despite the similar name and the comparable role they fill, municipal districts have a different legal basis than the kind of district that Vienna as a whole is.
As of January 1, 2018 there are 15 statutory cities in Austria, 186 other cities, 770 market towns, and 1127 other communes, for a total of 2,098 municipalities. One of these municipalities stands out: the city of Vienna is a statutory city and a state at the same time.
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City vs. District. Something needs to be clarified as it concerns cities and districts. A statutory city is still statistically and politically a consituent part of the district in which it resides geographically like any other municipality, right?
Statutory city may refer to: Statutory city (Austria), an Austrian municipality acting as a district administrative authority; Statutory city (Czech Republic), a Czech city with special privileges; Statutory city (Minnesota), a Minnesota city that is not a home rule charter city
In 1964, the city of Wels was elevated to statutory city status. Two other new districts were established in 1969 and 1982, respectively. Effective January 1, 2012, Styria merged the districts of Judenburg and Knittelfeld to form the Murtal district. The merger was part of program aimed at streamlining the regional bureaucracy.
In Austria, a district is a second-level division of the country's government. The first-level division are States of Austria. District offices are the main point of contact for things like: marriage licenses, driver licenses, passports, assembly permits, hunting permits, or dealings with public health officers. As of 2017, there are 94 districts.
From the Wikipedia page  In Austrian politics, a statutory city (German: Stadt mit eigenem Statut or Statutarstadt) is a city that is vested, in addition to its purview as a municipality, with the powers and duties of a district administrative authority. The city administration thus functions as both a municipal government and a branch of the executive arm of the national government. As ...
The following is a list of cities and towns in Austria with population of over 10,000 inhabitants. Capitals of the nine federated states are shown in bold type. A list with the United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations (UN/LOCODE) and a full list are also provided.
Austria occupies an area of 83,879 km 2 (32,386 sq mi) and has a population of nearly 9 million people. While German is the country's official language, many Austrians communicate informally in a variety of Bavarian dialects. Austria initially emerged as a margraviate around 976 and developed into a duchy and archduchy.