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Encyclopedia > Upper Austria
Oberösterreich
State AT-4 (ISO)
Capital Linz
Governor Josef Pühringer (ÖVP)
Area
 - Total
Ranked 4th
11,980 km²
Population
 - Total (2001)
 - Density
Ranked 3rd
1.376.797
116/km²

The state flag of Oberösterreich

The state of Oberösterreich on the map of Austria
Demographics
Date Population
ca. 1527 335.000
ca. 1600 380.000
ca. 1700 450.000
1754 526.000
1780 601.000
1790 623.000
1800 626.000
1810 630.000
1821 651.911
1830 682.140
1840 699.324
1850 706.316
1857 707.450
1869 736.856
1880 760.091
1890 786.496
1900 810.854
1910 853.595
1923 876.698
1934 902.965
1939 927.583
1951 1.108.720
1961 1.131.623
1971 1.229.972
1981 1.269.540
1991 1.320.567
2001 1.376.700
2004 1.392.965

Upper Austria (German: Oberösterreich, Czech: Horní Rakousy) is one of the nine states or Bundesländer of Austria. Its capital is Linz. Upper Austria borders on Germany and the Czech Republic, as well as on the other Austrian states of Lower Austria, Styria, and Salzburg. With an area of 11,980 km² and 1.3 million inhabitants, Upper Austria is the fourth largest Austrian state by land area and third largest by population. Image File history File links Oberösterreich_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. ... Map of Austria, locating Linz Linz is a city and Statutarstadt in northeast Austria, on the Danube river. ... 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). ... Dr. Josef Pühringer, born 30 October 1949 in Traun, is an Austrian politician. ... 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links Oberösterreich_Dienstflagge. ... Image File history File links Austria_ooe. ... 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. ... Map of Austria, locating Linz Linz is a city and Statutarstadt in northeast Austria, on the Danube river. ... 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. ... Styria redirects here. ... Salzburg (area 7154 sq. ...

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History

The first reference to Oberösterreich appeared in 1264, discussing a region above the Enns River partitioned by King Ottokar II of Bohemia. Formally, it was called "Österreich ob der Enns" (Austria above the river Enns). Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) is one of the nine federal states or Bundesländer of Austria. ... Events May 12 - The Battle of Lewes begins (ends May 14). ... Enns Length 254 km Elevation of the source  ? m Average discharge 201 m³/s Area watershed 6000 km² Origin Radstädter Tauern (mountains) Mouth Danube at Mauthausen Basin countries Austria The Enns is a southern tributary of the Danube River and 254 km long. ... Otakar II (also spelled Ottokar or PÅ™emysl Otakar/Ottokar) (c. ...


In 1490, the area was given a measure of independence in the form of status as a principality, but this was taken away in 1564 at the hands of the Hapsburgs. In 1918, the name Oberösterreich was first formally used. When Austria was annexed by Adolf Hitler, Upper Austria became the Reichsgau of Oberdonau. After 1945, it reverted to its earlier name. Events Tirant Lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell, Martí Joan De Galba is published. ... 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. ... Events March 27 — Naples bans kissing in public under the penalty of death June 22 — Fort Caroline, the first French attempt at colonizing the New World September 10 — The Battle of Kawanakajima Ottoman Turks invade Malta Modern pencil becomes common in England Conquistadors crossed the Pacific Spanish founded a colony... Habsburg (sometimes spelled Hapsburg, but never so in official use) was one of the major ruling houses of Europe. ... Year 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Hitler redirects here. ... 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). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...


Demographics

Like the rest of Austria, Upper Austria is predominantly Roman Catholic. Approximately 7.2% of the population is of foreign origin, 53% of which is from former Yugoslavia. Other minority groups include those of Greek and Turkish origin. As of the last census, which took place in 2001, the population of Upper Austria is 1,376,797. To the right are historical population figures of the state. The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in Latin, Југославија in Cyrillic, English: Land of the South Slavs) describes four political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ...


Administrative divisions

Upper Austria is traditionally divided into four regions: Hausruckviertel, Innviertel, Mühlviertel, and Traunviertel. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1025x624, 21 KB) Map of the districts of the State of Upper Austria in Austria. ... The Hausruckviertel (literally German for the Hausruck quarter or district) is an Austrian region belonging to the state of Upper Austria: it is one of four quarters of Upper Austria the others being Traunviertel, Mühlviertel, and Innviertel. ... The Inn District (German Innviertel) is an Austrian region southeast of the Inn river, belonging to Upper Austria and bordering Bavaria. ... The Mühlviertel (literally German for the Mühl quarter or district) is an Austrian region belonging to the state of Upper Austria: it is one of four quarters of Upper Austria the others being Hausruckviertel, Traunviertel, and Innviertel. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Administratively, the state is divided into 15 districts (Bezirke), and three Statutarstädte. 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

  1. Linz
  2. Steyr
  3. Wels

Map of Austria, locating Linz Linz is a city and Statutarstadt in northeast Austria, on the Danube river. ... Quayside at Enns river Steyr is a town (population 39,495 as of 2001) in the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria, located at the confluence of the rivers Steyr and Enns. ... Wels (population of 56,478 as of 2001) is the second largest city of the state of Upper Austria, located in the north of Austria, upon the Traun River near Linz. ...

Districts

  1. Braunau am Inn
  2. Eferding
  3. Freistadt
  4. Gmunden
  5. Grieskirchen
  6. Kirchdorf an der Krems
  7. Linz-Land
  8. Perg
  9. Ried im Innkreis
  10. Rohrbach
  11. Schärding
  12. Steyr-Land
  13. Urfahr-Umgebung
  14. Vöcklabruck
  15. Wels-Land

Bezirk Braunau am Inn is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Eferding is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Freistadt is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Gmunden is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Grieskirchen is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Kirchdorf an der Krems is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... The Bezirk Linz-Land is an administrative district (Bezirk) in the federal state of Upper Austria, Austria and is situated to the south of Linz. ... Bezirk Perg is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Ried im Innkreis is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Rohrbach is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Schärding is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Steyr-Land is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Urfahr-Umgebung is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Vöcklabruck is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ... Bezirk Wels-Land is a district of the state of Upper Austria in Austria. ...

External links

  • (German) Upper Austria official website

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