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Encyclopedia > Lower Austria
Niederösterreich
State AT-3 (ISO)
Capital St. Pölten
Governor Erwin Pröll (ÖVP)
Area
 - Total
Ranked 1st
19,174 km²
Population
 - Total (2001)
 - Density
Ranked 2nd
1,545,804
81/km²

The state flag of Niederösterreich
Image:Karte oesterreich niederoe.png
The state of Niederösterreich on the map of Austria
Map of Lower Austria showing districts and the four quarters (Waldviertel in green, Weinviertel in red, Mostviertel in yellow and Industrieviertel in blue)

Lower Austria (de: Niederösterreich) is one of the nine states or Bundesländer in Austria. The capital of Lower Austria (since 1986) is Sankt Pölten — the most recent capital town in Austria. The state borders on Slovakia, Czech Republic, and on the other Austrian states of Upper Austria, Styria and Burgenland. The state surrounds Wien (Vienna). With a land area of 19,174 km² and a population of almost 1.5 million people, it is the largest state in Austria, and in terms of population second only to Vienna (which also is a federal state). Image File history File links Niederösterreich_Wappen. ... 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. ... 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. ... The title of this article contains the character ö. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Sankt Poelten. ... 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). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links Niederösterreich_Dienstflagge. ... Map of State of Lower Austria obtained from German Wikipedia article on Niederösterreich (Österreich). ... Image File history File links Karte_Aut_Noe_Bezirke. ... Image File history File links Karte_Aut_Noe_Bezirke. ... The Weinviertel (wine quarter) or Viertel unter dem Manhartsberg (quarter below the Manhartsberg) is located in the northeast of Lower Austria. ... Mostviertel (English: Must Quarter) is the southwestern of the four quarters of Lower Austria. ... DE or de may refer to: // Language De is a preposition meaning of or from in a number of Romance Languages such as French and Spanish, and is often evident in the names of people, places, and things. ... 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. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The title of this article contains the character ö. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Sankt Poelten. ... Upper Austria (Ober sterreich) is one of the nine federal states or Bundesl nder of Austria. ... Styria redirects here. ... Burgenland (Hungarian Várvidék, Őrvidék or FelsÅ‘Å‘rvidék, Croatian Gradišće, Slovenian Gradiščansko) is the easternmost state or Land of Austria. ... Vienna (German: Wien ; Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian: Beč, Czech: Vídeň, Hungarian: Bécs, Romanian: Viena, Romani: Bech or Vidnya, Russian: Вена, Slovak: Viedeň, Slovenian: Dunaj) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...

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Administrative divisions

Lower Austria is divided into four regions: Waldviertel, Mostviertel, Industrieviertel, and Weinviertel. The Wachau valley, situated between Melk and Krems in the Mostviertel region, is famous for its landscape, culture, and wine. Mostviertel (English: Must Quarter) is the southwestern of the four quarters of Lower Austria. ... The Weinviertel (wine quarter) or Viertel unter dem Manhartsberg (quarter below the Manhartsberg) is located in the northeast of Lower Austria. ... Stift Melk, Wachau (Wachau is also the name of a municipality in the district of Kamenz in Saxony, Germany: see Wachau, Saxony). ... Melk seen from the abbey Stift Melk Melk (older spelling: Mölk) is a city of Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria, next to the Wachau valley along the Danube. ... Krems an der Donau is a city of Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria, at the end of Wachau valley. ... Mostviertel (English: Must Quarter) is the southwestern of the four quarters of Lower Austria. ... Wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by the fermentation of fruit, typically grapes though a number of other fruits are also quite popular - such as plum, elderberry and blackcurrant. ...


Administratively, the state is divided into 21 districts (Bezirke), and four Statutarstädte. In total, there are 573 municipalities within Lower Austria. attention Cities grow, often absorbing many towns and/or villages that may retain their names, or they may be described by a number after having been absorbed by the city. ... A Statutarstadt (also called a city with its own statute) is a city in Austria with its own municipal law or city statute. ...


Statutarstädte

Krems an der Donau is a city of Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria, at the end of Wachau valley. ... St. ... Waidhofen an der Ybbs is an independent city (Statutarstadt) in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. ... Wiener Neustadt is located south of Vienna in the state of Lower Austria. ...

Districts

  • Amstetten
  • Baden
  • Bruck an der Leitha
  • Gänserndorf
  • Gmünd
  • Hollabrunn
  • Horn
  • Korneuburg
  • Krems-Land
  • Lilienfeld
  • Melk
  • Mistelbach
  • Mödling
  • Neunkirchen
  • St. Pölten-Land
  • Scheibbs
  • Tulln
  • Waidhofen an der Thaya
  • Wiener Neustadt-Land
  • Wien-Umgebung
  • Zwettl

The political district Bezirk Korneuburg is located in Lower Austria and borders Vienna to the north. ... The district Melk west the lower-Austrian state capital St. ...

External links

  • Land Niederösterreich
  • PhotoGlobe - georeferenced photos of Lower Austria
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Burgenland • Carinthia • Lower Austria • Salzburg • Styria • Tyrol • Upper Austria • Vienna • Vorarlberg

 
 

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