The district Salzburg is a District of the Austrian province of Salzburg. He takes up the main part of the Flachgau, the northernmost of the five provinces of Salzburg, but without the city of Salzburg, which has its own statutes. The assigned to the district vehicle number plates SL stands for Salzburg country. It refers to the area around the city of Salzburg and is not to be confused with the province of Salzburg, making the historical and the province of Salzburg itself or the government of the state is meant. The district Salzburg is also not the same as Salzburg and region; because the latter is ambiguous and encompasses the city and the country district or thinks the city with the more direct or environs.