.
Skip to content.
Skip to content.
Meetings Calendar 2006
January
.
February
.
March
.
April
.
May
.
June
.
March
  Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su  
 
.
.
1
.
2
.
3
.
4
.
5
.
 
  6
.
7
.
8
.
9
.
10
.
11
.
12
.
 
  13
.
14
.
15
.
16
.
17
.
18
.
19
.
 
  20
.
21
.
22
.
23
.
24
.
25
.
26
.
 
  27
.
28
.
29
.
30
.
31
.
.
.
 
 
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
 
 
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
 
Service
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Upper Austria

Coat of arms Upper Austria

 

Population: 1 393 000

Area: 11 981.74  km²

Capital: Linz

Governor: Josef Pühringer (Austrian People’s Party, ÖVP)

Links:
Government of Upper Austria: http://www.land-oberoesterreich.gv.at
Capital of Upper Austria: http://www.Linz.at
Tourist Office: http://www.oberoesterreich.info

Municipalities:
445 municipalities in 18 districts
29 towns, 3 of which have their own charter

Location:
Upper Austria borders on the Czech Republic in the north and Germany in the north-west. The Danube flows through the whole province from west to east.

History:
The territories in the east of present-day Austria first came into the possession of the Babenbergs in 976. The province was steadily expanded by land purchases. Upper Austria was separated from Lower Austria during the reign of King Ottokar II Přemysl. From 1489 to 1493 the Habsburg Emperor Frederick III ruled the Holy Roman Empire from Linz.

The Mondseeland region was acquired in 1504. The Innviertel became part of Upper Austria after the War of Bavarian Succession in 1779. Since then the province has existed within its present borders. It was given the name Upper Austria in 1919.

 

Date: 22.12.2005