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Mühlviertel - AT313

EU regions: Austria > Westösterreich > Upper Austria > Mühlviertel

map of Mühlviertel AT313
coat of arms Mühlviertel AT313
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average201983
number of inhabitants2021210 515
population density201979.7
old-age dependency ratio202127.5

* more on wikidata Q575289 * Mühlviertel slovensky: AT313

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Mühlviertel

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

demographic pyramid AT313 Mühlviertel

From wikipedia:

The Mühlviertel (German pronunciation: [ˈmyːlˌfiːɐ̯təl]) is an Austrian region belonging to the state of Upper Austria: it is one of four „quarters" of Upper Austria, the others being Hausruckviertel, Traunviertel, and Innviertel. It is named after the three rivers Große Mühl, Kleine Mühl, and Steinerne Mühl.


The Mühlviertel consists of the four Upper Austrian districts that lie north of the river Danube: Rohrbach, Urfahr-Umgebung, Freistadt and Perg. The parts of the state capital Linz that lie north of the Danube also belong to the Mühlviertel.

Geologically it is a part of the Bohemian Massif. Major towns include Rohrbach, Bad Leonfelden, Freistadt and Perg.


The region was the site of a notorious war crime at the end of World War II, when hundreds of starving Soviet POWs escaped from nearby Mauthausen concentration camp and were pursued and murdered around Mühlviertel; the SS referred to the event as the Mühlviertler Hasenjagd ("Mühlviertel rabbit hunt"). During the Allied occupation of Austria after World War II, the Mühlviertel belonged to the Soviet occupation zone, while the rest of Upper Austria belonged to the American occupation zone.

other: Upper Austria, Linz-Wels, Mühlviertel, Innviertel, Steyr-Kirchdorf, Traunviertel

neighbours: Innviertel, Freyung-Grafenau, South Bohemian Region, Linz-Wels, Waldviertel, Passau, Amstetten District

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Mühlviertel - AT313, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/AT313


Current statistics

October 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178265, of which 76104 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.8 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.5 % (13.2 %), Revúca 19.6 % (12.7 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (9.2 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Bratislava I 2.9 %, Nitra 3.0 %