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Encyclopedia > Carinthia (state)
Kärnten
State AT-2 (ISO)
Capital Klagenfurt
Governor Jörg Haider (BZÖ)
Area
 - Total
Ranked 5th
9,535.97 km²
Population
 - Total (2006)
 - Density
Ranked 6th
559,891
59/km²

The state flag of Kärnten

The state of Kärnten on the map of Austria

Carinthia (German: Kärnten, Slovenian: Koroška) is the southernmost Austrian state or Land; it is chiefly famous for its mountains and lakes. Image File history File links Kaernten_CoA.svg Wikipedia has more about this subject: Kärntner Wappen File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Duchy of Carinthia Carinthia (state) ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Since Austria is a federal republic according to the constitutional framework of Austrian politics, Austrias nine provinces are customarily referred to as States of Austria or Bundesländer, singular Bundesland. ... Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ... Landeshauptmann (literally country captain or state captain) is the German title of the governor of a state of Austria or of the Italian province of Bolzano (South Tyrol). ... Jörg Haider Jörg Haider (born 26 January 1950) is an Austrian politician. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kaernten_(state). ... Image File history File links Austria_ktn. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

View on Faaker See and mount Mittagskogel
View on Faaker See and mount Mittagskogel

It consists mostly of a basin inside the Alps, with the Carnic Alps and the Karawanken/ Karavanke making up the border to Italy and Slovenia. The Hohe Tauern mountain range divides it from the state of Salzburg. To the East lies the state of Styria/Štajerska and it makes up a continuous valley with the eastern part of the Tyrol to the West. Its lakes, including Wörther See, Millstätter See, Ossiacher See, and Faaker See, are a major tourist attraction. The main river is the Drau/Drava. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Carnic Alps are a range of the Southern Limestone Alps at the borders of East Tyrol, Carinthia and Friuli. ... The Karawank Mountains (German Karawanken or Slovenian Karavanke) are a mountain range on the border between Slovenia and Austria. ... Karavanke (German: Karawanken) is a mountain range on the border between Slovenia and Austria. ... The High Tauern (German Hohe Tauern) is the highest range of the Alps in Austria. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... Salzburg is a state or Land of Austria with an area of 7,154 km², located adjacent to the German border. ... “Styria” redirects here. ... Coat of arms of the Counts of Tyrol Austria-Hungary in 1914, showing Tirol–Vorarlberg as the left-most province, coloured cream Capital Meran (Merano), until 1848 Government Principality Historical era Middle Ages  - Created County 1140  - Bequeathed to Habsburgs 1363 or 1369  - Joined Council of Princes 1582  - Trent, Tyrol and... The Wörthersee is an alpine lake in the Austrian southern province of Carinthia. ... Lake Millstatt (German: , sometimes written Millstättersee) is an alpine lake in Carinthia, Austria. ... Lake Ossiach is a lake close to the Austrian town of Villach. ... View of the Lake Faak from the north. ... Drave (German: Drau, Slovenian and Croatian: Drava, Hungarian: Dráva) is a river in southern Central Europe, flowing East from Alto Adige, Italy through Carinthia, Austria, and Slovenia (145 km) then southeast, forming most of the Croatian-Hungarian border before joining the Danube near Osijek. ... The Drava at Drávaszabolcs, Hungary The Drava at Vízvár, Hungary The Drava at Maribor, Slovenia Drava or Drave (German: Drau, Slovenian, Croatian and Italian: Drava, Hungarian: Dráva) is a river in southern Central Europe, a tributary of the Danube. ...


The capital is Klagenfurt (Slovenian: Celovec). The next important town is Villach (Slovenian: Beljak); these two towns are strongly linked economically. Other towns are Althofen, Bad Sankt Leonhard im Lavanttal, Bleiburg (Pliberk), Feldkirchen (Trg), Ferlach (Borovlje), Friesach (Breže), Gmünd, Hermagor (Šmohor), Radenthein, Sankt Andrä, Sankt Veit an der Glan (Šentvid na Glini), Spittal an der Drau, Straßburg, Völkermarkt (Velikovec), Wolfsberg (Volšperk). Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ... Villach [ˈfɪlax] (Slovenian Beljak) is the second largest city in Carinthia in the south of Austria, on the river Drau (Slovenian Drava) and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. ... Althofen is a town in the district of Sankt Veit an der Glan in Carinthia in Austria. ... Bad Sankt Leonhard im Lavanttal is a town in the district of Wolfsberg in Carinthia in Austria. ... Bleiburg (Pliberk in Slovenian) is a small city in the state of Carinthia, Austria, south-east of Klagenfurt, in the district of Völkermarkt, near the Slovenian border. ... Feldkirchen in Kärnten (Slovenian: Trg) is a city in Carinthia and capital of the district of the same name. ... Carinthia (German language: Kärnten, Slovenian: KoroÅ¡ka) is an Austrian state or Land, located in the south of Austria. ... Friesach (Slovenian: Breže) is a town in the district Sankt Veit an der Glan, Carinthia, Austria. ... Gmünd is a city in Austria. ... Hermagor-Pressegger See (Slovenian: Å mohor-PreseÅ¡ko jezero) is a city in the Hermagor district in Carinthia. ... Radenthein is a town in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia in Austria. ... Sankt Andrä is a town in the district of Wolfsberg in Carinthia in Austria. ... Sankt Veit an der Glan (Slovenian: Å entvid) is the capital of the district of the same name. ... Spittal an der Drau is an Austrian town, located in the western part of the Austrian federal state of Carinthia, and the administrative center of the federal states largest district, Spittal an der Drau. ... Straßburg is a town in the District of Sankt Veit an der Glan in Carinthia, Austria. ... Völkermarkt is a city of about 2000 inhabitants in Carinthia, Austria. ... For other uses, see Wolfsberg St. ...


The people are predominantly German-speaking with a unique (and easily recognizable) Southern Austro-Bavarian dialect. A Slovenian minority of about 60 000 people (unofficial est. 100 000) is concentrated in the southeast of the country. Southern Austro-Bavarian is a term describing Germanic dialects which are part of the Austro-Bavarian group. ... For dialects of programming languages, see Programming language dialect. ... The description Carinthian Slovenes (German: Kärntner Slowenen; Slovenian: KoroÅ¡ki Slovenci) is used to refer to the autochthonous, Slovene-speaking population group in the Austrian province of Carinthia. ...


Carinthia's main industries are tourism, electronics, engineering, forestry and agriculture. The multinational corporations Philips and Siemens have large operations there. Tourist redirects here. ... This article is about the engineering discipline. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... The word multinational can refer to: A Multinational corporation A Multinational State This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... A corporation (usually known in the United Kingdom and Ireland as a company) is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as moral persons; they may also go by the name... Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, founded and headquartered in the Netherlands. ... Siemens redirects here. ...


Carinthia has a continental climate, with hot and moderately wet summers and long harsh winters. In recent decades winters have been exceptionally arid. The average amount of sunshine hours is the highest in Austria. In autumn and winter temperature inversion often dominates the climate, characterised by air stillness, a dense fog covering the frosty valleys and trapping pollution to form smog, while mild sunny weather is recorded higher up in the foothills and mountains. Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ... In general terms, the climate of a locale or region is said to be arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or even preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. ... Smoke rising in Lochcarron is stopped by an overlying layer of warmer air. ... For other uses, see Fog (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Haze be merged into this article or section. ...


As well as all the other Austrian States, the State Carinthia supports the Global Marshall Plan by act of parliament. The Global Marshall Plan is a plan first devised by Former American Vice-President Al Gore in his bestselling novel Earth in the Balance which gives specific ideas on how to save the global environment. ...

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Name

The name (Karantania) is thought to be Celtic in origin, though two roots have been proposed[1]: The Celtic languages are the languages descended from Proto-Celtic, or Common Celtic, a branch of the greater Indo-European language family. ...


1. carant, meaning "friend" or "relation" - giving the meaning "land of friends", which may refer to an Illyrian tribe of the Bronze Age. Illyria (disambiguation) Illyrians has come to refer to a broad, ill-defined Indo-European[1] group of peoples who inhabited the western Balkans (Illyria, roughly from northern Epirus to southern Pannonia) and even perhaps parts of Southern Italy in classical times into the Common era, and spoke Illyrian languages. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ...


2. karanto, meaning "stone, rock". If this is the case, the name shares its root with such others as Karnburg, the Karawanken and similar. The Maria Saal Cathedral Maria Saal (Slovenian: Gospa Sveta) is a market town in the district of Klagenfurt-Land in Carinthia, Austria, in the Zollfield Valley. ... The Karawank Mountains (German Karawanken or Slovenian Karavanke) are a mountain range on the border between Slovenia and Austria. ...


Karantania is also related to the old Slovenian Korotan, from which the modern name Koroška arose.


History

See also: Karantania
See also: March of Carinthia
See also: Duchy of Carinthia

In 745 the former Slavic principality of Karantania became a margraviate of the Frankish Empire. The March of Carinthia was created in 889 by Carloman, king of Bavaria and given to his son Arnulf of Carinthia. In 976 Emperor Otto II separated it from Bavaria and made it an independent duchy within the Holy Roman Empire. It was given to Otto IV of Habsburg in 1335 and was ruled by the Habsburg dynasty until 1918. When the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved in 1806, Carinthia became a constituent land of the Austrian Empire and a crown land of Austria-Hungary in 1867. After the end of the First World War southern Carinthia was occupied by troops of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia) under colonel Rudolf Maister leading to clashes of arms and violent fights. The Carinthian Plebiscite on October 10, 1920 determined the lines of division between what is today the Austrian state of Carinthia and the informal province of Carinthia (Koroška) within Slovenia. The town of Tarvisio (German: Tarvis, Slovenian: Trbiž) with the Canal Valley became a part of the Italian province of Udine. Karantania (also Carantania, Carentania, in old Slovenian onomastics Korotan, or Karantanija) was a Slavic principality that emerged in the 7th century and was centered on the territory of contemporary Carinthia. ... The Holy Roman Emperor during the tenth century. ... Carinthia within Austria-Hungary (number 3) Coat of arms of the Dukes of Carinthia, today state arms The Duchy of Carinthia (German: ; Slovenian: ) was a duchy located in southern Austria and parts of northern Slovenia. ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... A principality is a monarchical feudatory or sovereign state, ruled or reigned over by a Monarch with the title of prince or princess (a synonym is princedom) or (in the widest sense) a Monarch with another title within the generic use of the term prince. ... Karantania (also Carantania, Carentania, in old Slovenian onomastics Korotan, or Karantanija) was a Slavic principality that emerged in the 7th century and was centered on the territory of contemporary Carinthia. ... Graf is a German noble title equal in rank to a count or an earl. ... The Frankish Empire was the territory of the Franks, from the 5th to the 10th centuries, from 481 ruled by Clovis I of the Merovingian Dynasty, the first king of all the Franks. ... The Holy Roman Emperor during the tenth century. ... Carloman (830-880) was the eldest son of Louis the German, king of East Francia (Germany), and Emma, daughter of the count Welf. ... Later romantic portrait of Arnulf. ... Otto II and Theophano. ... It has been suggested that Bavaria#Historical_Buildings be merged into this article or section. ... A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. ... This article is about the medieval empire. ... Otto the Merry (July 23, 1301 - February 17, 1339) was a Duke of Austria and the youngest son of Albert I of Germany and Elisabeth of Tirol. ... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... Anthem Volkshymne (Peoples Anthem) The Austrian Empire Capital Vienna Language(s) German Hungarian Romanian Czech Slovakian Slovenian Croatian Serbian Italian Polish Ruthenian Religion Roman Catholic Government Monarchy History  - Established 1804  - Ausgleich 1867 The Crown of the Austrian Emperor The Austrian Empire (German: ) was a modern era successor empire founded... Crown land is a designated area belonging to the Crown, the equivalent of an entailed estate that passed with the monarchy and could not be alienated from it. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was a Balkan state which existed from December 1, 1918 to mid-April 1941. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... Rudolf Maister-Vojanov (March 29, 1874 - July 26, 1934) was a Slovene colonel in the Austro-Hungarian army. ... The Carinthian Plebiscite (Slovene Koroški plebiscit, German: Kärntner Volksabstimmung) on October 10, 1920 determined the border between Austria and the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia) after World War I. In particular it divided Carinthia, formerly a province of Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy, in... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carinthia (Slovene KoroÅ¡ka) is an informal province in the north of Slovenia. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Tarvisio Tarvisio (German and Friulian: Tarvis, Slovenian: Trbiž) is a town in Italy located in the northeastern part of the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the province of Udine, at the border both to Austria and Slovenia, in the Val Canale. ... In Italy, a province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between municipality (comune) and region (regione). ... Udine (It. ...


Original an agrarian state, Carinthia in the 1920s made some efforts to build up a touristic infrastructure like the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and the Klagenfurt Airport as well as the opening up of the Alps attended by the Austrian Alpine Club. However it was hit hard by the Great Depression around 1930 driving the political system in Austria more and more towards extremism. This phenomenon culminated in the years of the Austrofascism (the term is debatable) and the 1938 annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany (Anschluss). At the same time the Nazi party took power everywhere in Carinthia, which became together with East Tyrol a Reichsgau and Nazi leaders like Franz Kutschera, Hubert Klausner and Friedrich Rainer held the office of a Gauleiter. In World War II the cities of Klagenfurt and Villach suffered from air raids, however the Allied forces did not reach Carinthia before Victory in Europe Day May 8, 1945. In the end, Gauleiter Rainer propagated plans of Carinthia being a part of a Nazi National Redoubt (Alpenfestung) but had to surrender to the forces of the British Army. Subsequent attempts of Yugoslavian troops to occupy parts of Carinthia were rejected by the British forces with the consent of the Soviet Union. Grossglockner High Alpine Road, altitude 1953 m The Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in German Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse) is a panoramic road in Austria in the state of Salzburg. ... Klagenfurt Airport (IATA: KLU, ICAO: LOWK/LOXK) is a small international airport in the state of Carinthia, Austria. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Österreichischer Alpenverein is the Austrian Alpine Club and, with 308,000 members in 197 sections, the largest mountaineering club in Austria. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... A political system is a system of politics and government. ... Extremism is a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common standards of ethics and reciprocity. ... Supporters of the Austrian Christian Social Party in 1934 Austrofascism is a term which is frequently used to describe the authoritarian rule installed in Austria between 1934 and 1938. ... Ceremonies during the annexation of Hawaii. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... German troops march into Austria on 12 March 1938. ... East Tyrol is an exclave of the Austrian state of Tyrol, sharing no border with North Tyrol, the main part of the state. ... A Reichsgau was a province within the Greater Germany of 1938 to 1945 (from the start of territorial annexation to the fall of the Third Reich). ... Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ... Franz Kutschera (born 22 February 1904 in Oberwaltersdorf in Lower Austria; died 1 February 1944 in Warsaw, Poland) was an SS general and Gauleiter of Carinthia. ... Hubert Klausner (born 1 November 1892 in Raibl in the Kanaltal; died 12 February 1939 in Vienna) was an NSDAP Gauleiter and a Landeshauptmann (premier) of Carinthia. ... Friedrich Rainer (born 28 July 1903 in Sankt Veit an der Glan; died 19 July 1947 (date unconfirmed) in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia – now in Slovenia) was a Nazi Gauleiter and an Austrian Landeshauptmann of Salzburg and Carinthia. ... A Gauleiter was the party leader of a regional branch of the NSDAP (more commonly known as the Nazi Party) or the head of a Gau or of a Reichsgau. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ... Villach [ˈfɪlax] (Slovenian Beljak) is the second largest city in Carinthia in the south of Austria, on the river Drau (Slovenian Drava) and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. ... Strategic bombing during World War II was greater in scale than any wartime attack the world had previously witnessed. ... This article is about the independent states that comprised the Allies. ... Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall on the day he broadcast to the nation that the war with Germany had been won, 8 May 1945. ... is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... A 1945 U.S. Army map showing the possible extent of the National Redoubt The National Redoubt was the English term used to describe the possibility that Adolf Hitler and armed forces of Nazi Germany would make a last stand in the alpine areas of Austria, Bavaria and northern Italy... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ...


Carinthia, East Tyrol and Styria then formed the UK occupation zone of Allied-administered Austria. The Allied occupation ended in 1955 by the Austrian State Treaty, which restored Austria's sovereignty. The relation between the German- and the Slovene-speaking Carinthians remained slightly problematic. Occupation zones in Austria (1945) Capital Vienna Political structure Military occupation Governors (1945)  - UK zone Gen. ... Occupation zones in Austria, 1945-1955 The Austrian Independence Treaty (complete form: Treaty for the re-establishment of an independent and democratic Austria, signed in Vienna on the 15 May 1955), more commonly referred to as the Austrian State Treaty (German Staatsvertrag), was signed on May 15, 1955 in Vienna...


Administrative divisions

The state is divided into eight districts (Bezirke), and two Statutory cities (Statutarstädte). Austria is divided into 84 political districts (Bezirke). ... A Statutory city (Statutarstadt in Austria, or Statutární mÄ›sto in Czech Republic) is a city with its own municipal law or city statute. ...

The districts of Carinthia
The districts of Carinthia

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Statutory cities

Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ... Austrian car number plates are license plates found on Austrian cars. ... Villach [ˈfɪlax] (Slovenian Beljak) is the second largest city in Carinthia in the south of Austria, on the river Drau (Slovenian Drava) and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. ...

Districts

The Bezirk Spittal an der Drau is an administrative district (Bezirk) in Carinthia, Austria. ... The Bezirk Hermagor is an administrative district (Bezirk) in Carinthia, Austria. ... Bezirk Villach-Land is a district of the state of Carinthia in Austria. ... Bezirk Feldkirchen is a district of the state of Carinthia in Austria. ... The District of Sankt Veit an der Glan is an administrative district in Carinthia, Austria. ... Bezirk Klagenfurt-Land is a district of the state of Carinthia in Austria. ... The District of Völkermarkt is an administrative district in the Austrian State of Carinthia. ... Wolfsberg - eine Stadt irgendwo zwischen Wien und Venedig (Zitat Bgm. ...

Politics

The parliament Kärntner Landtag is a unicameral legislature, which also elects the sub-federal governor, called Landeshauptmann. The results of the 2004 elections were 42,5%/16 seats for the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), 38,4%/14 seats for the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ), 11,6%/4 seats for the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and 6,7%/2 seats for the Greens. In April 2005 the Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) emerged from the FPÖ and all FPÖ-MPs - except one - turned to BZÖ. The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra. ... For unicameral alphabets, see the article letter case. Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... A legislatureis a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to ratify laws. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Landeshauptmann (literally country captain or state captain) is the German title of the governor of a state of Austria or of the Italian province of Bolzano (South Tyrol). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Austrian Freedom Party (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, abbreviated to FPÖ) is a far-right political party in Austria. ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, or SPÖ) is one of the oldest parties in Austria. ... The Austrian Peoples Party (de:Österreichische Volkspartei, or ÖVP) is an Austrian political party. ... The Greens – The Green Alternative (German: or Die Grünen, also translated as Austrian Green Party) is a political party in the Austrian parliament. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Alliance for the Future of Austria (German: or BZÖ) is an Austrian political party founded by Jörg Haider, his sister Ursula Haubner, and other leading members of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) on April 4, 2005. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ...


One of the BZÖ founders was the current Landeshauptmann and long-time FPÖ-leader Jörg Haider. Haider is a rather controversial figure because his politics tend to populism and the far right. He has made statements of a xenophobic nature and some suggesting nostalgia for the Third Reich. Jörg Haider Jörg Haider (born 26 January 1950) is an Austrian politician. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into far right. ... Look up xenophobia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ...


Tourist attractions

Gurk Cathedral
Gurk Cathedral

Major tourist attractions are the cities Klagenfurt and Villach, St. Paul's Abbey in the Lavanttal, the lakes Wörthersee, Ossiachersee, Faaker See, Millstätter See, ski resorts Nassfeld/Hermagor, Gerlitzen, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Heiligenblut, Gurk Cathedral, Hochosterwitz castle, the Großglockner mountain - Austria's highest mountain - and the Nockberge for alpine sport. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2112 × 2816 pixel, file size: 1. ... Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ... Villach [ˈfɪlax] (Slovenian Beljak) is the second largest city in Carinthia in the south of Austria, on the river Drau (Slovenian Drava) and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. ... St. ... Lake Wörth (German: Wörther See, Slovenian: Vrbsko jezero) is an alpine lake in the southern Austrian province of Carinthia. ... Lake Ossiach (German: ) is a lake close to the Austrian town of Villach. ... View of the Lake Faak from the north. ... Lake Millstatt (German: , sometimes written Millstättersee) is an alpine lake in Carinthia, Austria. ... Nassfeld Is a ski-resort in Austrian, Carinthia (state), district Hermagor. ... The Bezirk Hermagor is an administrative district (Bezirk) in Carinthia, Austria. ... Bad Kleinkirchheim is a municipality in the District Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia. ... Heiligenblut is a town in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia in Austria. ... Gurk Cathedral Gurk Cathedral is pilared basilica in Gurk, Carinthia, that was built in the high romanesque style from 1140 to 1200. ... Overview of Hochosterwitz Castle Inside the castle armoury chamber One of its 14 fortified gates. ... The Großglockner is, at 3798 m above sea level, Austrias highest mountain and the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass. ...


Notable people

Ingeborg Bachmann Ingeborg Bachmann (June 25, 1926 Klagenfurt, Austria - October 17, 1973 Rome, Italy) was an Austrian poet and author. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Felix Ermacora (born October 13, 1923, died February 24, 1995) was the leading human rights expert of Austria. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Jan. ... Sankt Kanzian am Klopeiner See (Slovene: Å kocjan v Podjuni) is a town in the district of Völkermarkt in Carinthia in Austria. ... Peter Handke Peter Handke (born December 6, 1942, in Griffen, Austria) is an avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Griffen (Slovene: Grebinj) is a town in the district of Völkermarkt in Carinthia in Austria, home to the Griffen Abbey. ... 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Carinthia (Slovene Koroška) is an informal province in the north of Slovenia. ... The Kärntner Heimatdienst (KHD) is a right-wing association of Carinthian organizations. ... The description Carinthian Slovenes (German: Kärntner Slowenen; Slovenian: Koroški Slovenci) is used to refer to the autochthonous, Slovene-speaking population group in the Austrian province of Carinthia. ...

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  1. ^ vgl. u.a. H.D. Pohl: Kärnten - deutsche und slowenische Namen. Hermagoras, Klagenfurt 2000, pp 84f., 87-118.


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Feldkirchen | Hermagor | Klagenfurt | Klagenfurt-Land | Spittal an der Drau | St. Veit an der Glan | Villach | Villach-Land | Völkermarkt | Wolfsberg Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Image File history File links Map of Carinthia Original by de:Benutzer:Jensens, 9. ... Bezirk Feldkirchen is a district of the state of Carinthia in Austria. ... The Bezirk Hermagor is an administrative district (Bezirk) in Carinthia, Austria. ... Klagenfurt since July 3, 2007 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee is the capital of the federal state of Carinthia (German Kärnten), in Austria. ... Bezirk Klagenfurt-Land is a district of the state of Carinthia in Austria. ... The Bezirk Spittal an der Drau is an administrative district (Bezirk) in Carinthia, Austria. ... The District of Sankt Veit an der Glan is an administrative district in Carinthia, Austria. ... Villach [ˈfɪlax] (Slovenian Beljak) is the second largest city in Carinthia in the south of Austria, on the river Drau (Slovenian Drava) and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. ... Bezirk Villach-Land is a district of the state of Carinthia in Austria. ... The District of Völkermarkt is an administrative district in the Austrian State of Carinthia. ... Wolfsberg - eine Stadt irgendwo zwischen Wien und Venedig (Zitat Bgm. ...

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Carinthia (state) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (423 words)
Carinthia (German Kärnten) is an Austrian state or Land, located in the south of Austria.
The once-independent Duchy of Carinthia was historically part of the Holy Roman Empire until it was dissolved in 1806, then a crownland of Austria-Hungary.
Carinthia's main industries are tourism, electronics, engineering, forestry and agriculture.
Carinthia (province) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (244 words)
Carinthia (Slovene Koroška) is an informal province in the north of Slovenia.
The area is often referred to as Slovene Carinthia in English to distinguish it from the neighbouring Austrian federal state of Carinthia.
The Duchy of Carinthia was later controlled by the Habsburgs (1335 - 1918), under the Holy Roman Empire and later Austria-Hungary.
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