Outline of Austria

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The location 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 basic map of Austria

Geography of Austria[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Austria
Main article: 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]

An enlargeable satellite map 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]
Main article: States of Austria
Coat of arms of the State of Burgenland
Districts of Austria[edit]
Main article: Districts of Austria

The districts of Austria, listed by state:

Districts of Burgenland[edit]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Main article: 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]
Main article: 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]
Main article: 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]
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]
Main article: Districts of Vienna
Municipalities of Austria[edit]

Demography of Austria[edit]

Demographics of Austria

Government and politics of Austria[edit]

Politics of Austria

Branches of the government of Austria[edit]

Main article: Government of Austria

Executive branch of the government of Austria[edit]

Heinz Fischer, president of Austria

Legislative branch of the government of Austria[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Austria[edit]

Foreign relations of Austria[edit]

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

Military of Austria

Local government in Austria[edit]

History of Austria[edit]

Battle of Vienna 1683
Main article: History of Austria, Timeline of the history of Austria, and Current events of Austria

By state[edit]

Culture of Austria[edit]

Schloss Eggenberg

Culture of Austria

Art in Austria[edit]

Sports in Austria[edit]

Sports in Austria

Economy and infrastructure of Austria[edit]

Innsbruck Airport

Economy of Austria

Education in Austria[edit]

Education in Austria

See also[edit]

Main article: Austria


  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