Country Code AT, IT
Geographic entity type Region
Description Tyrol is a historical region in the Alps - in Northern Italy and western Austria. The area was historically … More Tyrol is a historical region in the Alps - in Northern Italy and western Austria. The area was historically the core of the County of Tyrol, part of the Holy Roman Empire, Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary, from its formation in the 12th century until 1919. In 1919, following World War I and dissolution of Austria-Hungary, it was divided into two modern administrative parts through the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye: 1) State of Tyrol (formed through the merger of North and East Tyrol, as part of Austria); 2) Region of Trentino-Alto Adige, seized in 1918 by the Kingdom of Italy, and thus since 1946 part of the Italian Republic. With the founding of the European region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino the area has its own legal entity since 2011 in the form of a European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation.