Upper Austria

federal state in the North of Austria

Upper Austria (German: Oberösterreich [ˈoːbɐˌʔøːstɐʁaɪ̯ç] (audio speaker iconlisten); East Central Austro-Bavarian: Owaesdaraich) is one of the nine states or Bundesländer of Austria. The capital of this state is Linz.

Upper Austria
Flag of Upper Austria
Coat of arms of Upper Austria
Location of Upper Austria
Coordinates: 48°07′N 13°52′E / 48.12°N 13.87°E / 48.12; 13.87
 • GovernorJosef Pühringer (ÖVP)
 • Total11,979.91 km2 (4,625.47 sq mi)
 (1 January 2016)
 • Total1,453,733
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeAT-4
NUTS RegionAT3
Votes in Bundesrat12 (of 62)

Geography change

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 people, Upper Austria is the fourth-largest Austrian state by land area and third-largest by population.

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Lakes change

Most of the large lakes of Upper Austria are in the south (Salzkammergut): Almsee, Attersee, die Gosauseen, Hallstätter See, Irrsee, Langbathseen, Mondsee, Offensee, Traunsee and Wolfgangsee. In the Oberinnviertler Seenplatte on the border with Salzburg, there are small lakes which are very warm in summer: Holzöstersee, Höllerer See, and Ibmer See.

Rivers change

Ager, Alm, Aschach, Donau, Enns, Inn, Krems, Große Mühl, Kleine Mühl, Naarn, Rodl, Salzach, Steyr, Traun, Aist, Antiesen, and Trattnach.

Administrative divisions change

Traditionally the state is divided into four quarters:

  • Innviertel
  • Hausruckviertel
  • Traunviertel
  • Mühlviertel

Upper Austria has three cities with their own charta:

  1. Linz
  2. Steyr
  3. Wels

The country is divided into 15 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

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