Tyrol is a state or Bundesland, located in the west of Austria. It comprises the Austrian part of the historical region of Tyrol.
The state is split into two parts–called North Tyrol and East Tyrol–by a 20-kilometre (12 mi) -wide strip of land where the state of Salzburg borders directly on the Italian province of South Tyrol.
North Tyrol borders Bavaria (Germany) in the north, the state of Vorarlberg in the west, Italy and Switzerland in the south and Salzburg in the east. East Tyrol also borders Carinthia in the east.
The highest mountain in the state is the Großglockner in the Hohe Tauern, with an elevation of 3,797 m (12,457.35 ft.), which is also the highest mountain of Austria.