Outline of Austria

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The location of Austria
Flag-map of Austria
An enlargeable relief map of the Republic of Austria

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Austria:

Austrialandlocked sovereign country located in Central Europe.[1] It borders both Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The capital is the city of Vienna on the Danube River.[2]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Austria

Geography of Austria[edit]

An enlargeable satellite map of Austria
Grossglockner is, at 3,798 metres above the Adriatic (12,461 ft), the highest mountain in Austria
Lake Neusiedl, at 115 m (377 ft), the lowest point in Austria

Geography of Austria

Land boundaries: 2,562 km

 Germany 784 km
 Italy 430 km
 Hungary 366 km
 Czech Republic 362 km
 Slovenia 330 km
  Switzerland 164 km
 Slovakia 91 km
 Liechtenstein 35 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Austria[edit]

The Great Walser Valley
The Untere Wildgrubenspitze, the highest peak of the Lechquellen Mountains in Austria
Wörthersee, Carinthia's largest lake

Environment of Austria

Natural geographic features of Austria[edit]

Neighbors of Austria[edit]

Map showing Austria and its neighbors

Austria is bordered by:

Regions of Austria[edit]

Administrative divisions of Austria[edit]

Administrative divisions of Austria

States of Austria[edit]

States of Austria

Coat of arms of the State of Tyrol
Districts of Austria[edit]

Districts of Austria

The districts of Austria, listed by state:

Districts of Burgenland[edit]

Districts of Burgenland

Political district Vehicle registration code Administrative center State
Eisenstadt-Umgebung EU Eisenstadt Burgenland
Güssing (district) GS Güssing Burgenland
Jennersdorf (district) JE Jennersdorf Burgenland
Mattersburg (district) MA Mattersburg Burgenland
Neusiedl am See (district) ND Neusiedl am See Burgenland
Oberpullendorf (district) OP Oberpullendorf Burgenland
Oberwart (district) OW Oberwart Burgenland
Districts of Carinthia[edit]

Districts of Carinthia

Political district Vehicle registration code Administrative center State
Feldkirchen (district) FE Feldkirchen in Kärnten Carinthia
Hermagor HE Hermagor-Pressegger See Carinthia
Klagenfurt-Land KL Klagenfurt Carinthia
Sankt Veit an der Glan (district) SV Sankt Veit an der Glan Carinthia
Spittal an der Drau (district) SP Spittal an der Drau Carinthia
Villach-Land VL Villach Carinthia
Völkermarkt (district) VK Völkermarkt Carinthia
Wolfsberg (district) WO Wolfsberg Carinthia
Districts of Lower Austria[edit]

Districts of Lower Austria

Political district Vehicle registration code Administrative center State
Amstetten (district) AM Amstetten Lower Austria
Baden (district) BN Baden Lower Austria
Bruck an der Leitha (district) BL Bruck an der Leitha Lower Austria
Gänserndorf (district) GF Gänserndorf Lower Austria
Gmünd (district) GD Gmünd Lower Austria
Hollabrunn (district) HL Hollabrunn Lower Austria
Horn (district) HO Horn Lower Austria
Korneuburg (district) KO Korneuburg Lower Austria
Krems-Land KR Krems an der Donau Lower Austria
Lilienfeld (district) LF Lilienfeld Lower Austria
Melk (district) ME Melk Lower Austria
Mistelbach (district) MI Mistelbach Lower Austria
Mödling (district) MD Mödling Lower Austria
Neunkirchen (district) NK Neunkirchen Lower Austria
Sankt Pölten-Land PL Sankt Pölten Lower Austria
Scheibbs (district) SB Scheibbs Lower Austria
Tulln (district) TU Tulln Lower Austria
Waidhofen an der Thaya (district) WT Waidhofen an der Thaya Lower Austria
Waidhofen an der Ybbs WY Waidhofen an der Ybbs Lower Austria
Wiener Neustadt-Land WB Wiener Neustadt Lower Austria
Wien-Umgebung WU; SW for the city of Schwechat Klosterneuburg Lower Austria
Zwettl (district) ZT Zwettl Lower Austria
Districts of Upper Austria[edit]

Districts of Upper Austria

Political district Vehicle registration code Administrative center State
Braunau am Inn (district) BR Braunau am Inn Upper Austria
Eferding (district) EF Eferding Upper Austria
Freistadt (district) FR Freistadt Upper Austria
Gmunden (district) GM Gmunden Upper Austria
Grieskirchen (district) GR Grieskirchen Upper Austria
Kirchdorf an der Krems (district) KI Kirchdorf an der Krems Upper Austria
Linz-Land LL Linz Upper Austria
Perg (district) PE Perg Upper Austria
Ried im Innkreis (district) RI Ried im Innkreis Upper Austria
Rohrbach (district) RO Rohrbach im Mühlkreis Upper Austria
Schärding (district) SD Schärding Upper Austria
Steyr-Land SE Steyr Upper Austria
Urfahr-Umgebung UU Linz Upper Austria
Vöcklabruck (district) VB Vöcklabruck Upper Austria
Wels-Land WL Wels Upper Austria
Districts of Salzburg[edit]

Districts of Salzburg

Political district Vehicle registration code Administrative center State
Hallein (district) HA Hallein Salzburg
Salzburg-Umgebung SL Salzburg Salzburg
Tamsweg (district) TA Tamsweg Salzburg
Sankt Johann im Pongau (district) JO Sankt Johann im Pongau Salzburg
Zell am See (district) ZE Zell am See Salzburg
Districts of Styria[edit]

Districts of Styria

Political district Vehicle registration code Administrative center State
Bruck-Mürzzuschlag BM (MZ)[3] Bruck an der Mur Styria
Deutschlandsberg (district) DL Deutschlandsberg Styria
Graz-Umgebung GU Graz Styria
Hartberg-Fürstenfeld HF (FF, HB)[4] Hartberg Styria
Leibnitz (district) LB Leibnitz Styria
Leoben (district) LN; LE for the city of Leoben Leoben Styria
Liezen (district) LI, GB (BA)[5] Liezen Styria
Murau (district) MU Murau Styria
Murtal (district) MT (JU, KF)[6] Judenburg Styria
Südoststeiermark (district) SO (FB, RA)[7] Feldbach Styria
Voitsberg (district) VO Voitsberg Styria
Weiz (district) WZ Weiz Styria
Districts of Tyrol[edit]

Districts of Tyrol

Political district Vehicle registration code Administrative center State
Imst (district) IM Imst Tyrol
Innsbruck-Land IL Innsbruck Tyrol
Kitzbühel (district) KB Kitzbühel Tyrol
Kufstein (district) KU Kufstein Tyrol
Landeck (district) LA Landeck Tyrol
Lienz (district) LZ Lienz Tyrol
Reutte (district) RE Reutte Tyrol
Schwaz (district) SZ Schwaz Tyrol
Districts of Vorarlberg[edit]

Districts of Vorarlberg

Political district Vehicle registration code Administrative center State
Bludenz (district) BZ Bludenz Vorarlberg
Bregenz (district) B Bregenz Vorarlberg
Dornbirn (district) DO Dornbirn Vorarlberg
Feldkirch (district) FK Feldkirch Vorarlberg
Districts of Vienna[edit]

Districts of Vienna

Municipalities of Austria[edit]
Salzburg, the fourth-largest city in Austria

Municipalities of Austria

Demography of Austria[edit]

Demographics of Austria

Government and politics of Austria[edit]

Alexander Van der Bellen, president of Austria.
Parliament Building on Ringstraße, Vienna
Seat of the Constitutional Court in Vienna

Politics of Austria

Branches of the government of Austria[edit]

Government of Austria

Executive branch of the government of Austria[edit]

Austrian Federal Government

Legislative branch of the government of Austria[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Austria[edit]

Courts in Austria

Foreign relations of Austria[edit]

Foreign relations of Austria

International organization membership[edit]

International organization membership of Austria The Republic of Austria is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Austria[edit]

Law of Austria

Military of Austria[edit]

Leopard 2A4 of the Austrian Bundesheer
Jagdkommando soldiers jump out of the C-130 Hercules

Military of Austria

Local government in Austria[edit]

Local government in Austria

History of Austria[edit]

Battle of Vienna 1683
Panoramic view of Vienna after the city walls were reconstructed in 1548. In the middle is St. Stephen's Cathedral, behind the medieval Hofburg complex

History of Austria

By state[edit]

Culture of Austria[edit]

Franzensburg castle in Laxenburg
The original Sachertorte, as served at Vienna's Hotel Sacher
Austrian Crown Jewels: Imperial Orb, Crown, and Sceptre
Posthumous painting of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1819)

Culture of Austria

Art in Austria[edit]

Sports in Austria[edit]

Marcel Hirscher, an Austrian alpine ski racer who won a record six consecutive World Cup titles

Sport in Austria

Economy and infrastructure of Austria[edit]

A farm in Austria
Vestas V66-1.75 MW wind turbines of the Tauern Wind Park in Oberzeiring
Innsbruck Airport

Economy of Austria

Education in Austria[edit]

Education in Austria

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Austria". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 14, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ CIA map 1
  3. ^ In the former district of Mürzzuschlag registration plates showing the MZ- were issued.
  4. ^ In the former separated districts registration plates showing the FF- resp. HB- were issued.
  5. ^ Vehicle registration plates issued in the district of Liezen usually show the LI-code. However, in the former area around Bad Aussee and the area Gröbming which are nevertheless part of Liezen district registration plates showing the BA- was issued respectively GB-code is issued.
  6. ^ In the former districts of Judenburg and Knittelfeld registration plates showing the JU- resp. KF- were issued.
  7. ^ In the former districts of Feldbach and Radkersburg registration plates showing the FB- resp. RA-were issued.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Austria