Salzburg (area 7154 sq. km, population 520,000) is a federal state or Bundesland of Austria, located near the German border. It is one of the country's smallest states in terms of population. The capital city is Salzburg.
Salzburg is comprised of five districts or Gaue : Pinzgau (district capital Zell am See), Pongau (Sankt Johann im Pongau), Lungau (Tamsweg), Tennengau (Hallein), Flachgau (Salzburg city which is also the capital of the state).
Salzburg is home to one of the longest and deepest gorges of the Alps. It is located near Sankt Johann im Pongau or St.Johann/Pg., a small town in the middle of the state.