Association of the Alpine States

The Association of Alpine States (Arge Alp, German: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer, Italian: Comunita di Lavoro Regioni Alpine) is an association of 10 states, provinces and cantons of Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. The members are, from Austria: Salzburg, Tyrol, and Vorarlberg; from Germany: Bavaria; from Italy: South Tyrol, Lombardy, and Trentino; from Switzerland: Graubünden, St. Gallen and Ticino.

State Country Capital Population Area (km²) Pop. density Municipalities
Bavaria Germany Munich 12,519,571 70,549.44 180 2,056
Graubünden Switzerland Chur 193,920 7,105.44 27 180
Lombardy Italy Milan 9,871,287 23,860.62 410 1,544
Salzburg Austria Salzburg 531,800 7,156.03 74 119
South Tyrol Italy Bolzano 511,750 7,399.97 69 116
St. Gallen Switzerland St. Gallen 486,981 2,025.54 240 77
Ticino Switzerland Bellinzona 341,652 2,812.2 56 135
Trentino Italy Trento 534,405 6,206.90 86 217
Tyrol Austria Innsbruck 708,900 12,640.17 120 279
Vorarlberg Austria Bregenz 370,200 2,601.12 142 96

The association represents 23 million people within the area of about 142,000 km².[1] It was founded on 12 October 1972 in Mösern near Telfs in Tyrol.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer (in German)
  2. ^ Statute of the ARGE ALP Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  3. ^ Statute of the ARGE ALP Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in Italian)