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Carinthia

Coat of arms Carinthia

 

Population: 559 500

Area: 9 535.97 km²

Capital: Klagenfurt

Governor: Jörg Haider (Alliance for the Future of Austria, BZÖ)

Links:
Government of Carinthia: http://www.ktn.gv.at
Capital of Carinthia: http://www.klagenfurt.at
Tourist Office: http://www.kaernten.info

Municipalities:
132 municipalities in eight districts
17 towns, 2 of which have their own charter

Location:
Carinthia is in southern Austria. It has a border with Italy and Slovenia. Austria’s highest mountain, the Großglockner (3798 metres), is located here. The River Drave flows through Carinthia from west to east.

History:
In 976 Carinthia, which until then had been part of Bavaria, became an independent duchy. When the last Duke of Carinthia from the Götz-Tyrol dynasty died without heirs, the territory passed to the Habsburgs in 1335.

In 1518 Emperor Maximilian I made a gift of Klagenfurt to the Estates. They were thereby able to increase their power and also had a major influence on other towns and communities.

The borders of Carinthia thereafter remained largely unchanged. In 1813 the district of Villach, which had been ceded to Napoleon I in 1809, was reconquered. In 1819 troops of the State of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia (“SHS State”) occupied the south of Carinthia. The 1919 Treaty of St Germain gave the Canal Valley to Italy, and several municipalities in the south to the SHS State.

Following a referendum in 1920, Carinthia remained part of Austria except for some minor border adjustments. It has existed in its present form since then.

 

Date: 22.12.2005