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Lower Austria

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Lower Austria (German: Niederösterreich or ; Austro-Bavarian: Niedaöstareich, Niedaestareich, Slovak: Dolné Rakúsko, Czech: Dolní Rakousy) is one of the nine states of Austria, located in the northeastern corner of the country. Since 1986, the capital of Lower Austria has been Sankt Pölten, replacing Vienna, which became a separate state in 1921. With a land area of 19,186 km2 (7,408 sq mi) and a population of 1.685 million people, Lower Austria is the second-most-populous state in Austria (after Vienna). Other large cities are Amstetten, Klosterneuburg, Krems an der Donau, Stockerau and Wiener Neustadt.[3]

Quick facts: Lower Austria Niederösterreich (Germ...
Lower Austria
Niederösterreich (German)
Niedaöstareich (Bavarian)
Flag of Lower Austria
Coat of arms of Lower Austria
Anthem: Niederösterreiche Landeshymne
Location of Lower Austria
CountryFlag_of_Austria.svg Austria
CapitalSankt Pölten
  BodyLandtag of Lower Austria
  GovernorJohanna Mikl-Leitner[1] (ÖVP)
  Deputy GovernorUdo Landbauer (FPÖ) [1]
  Total19,186 km2 (7,408 sq mi)
 (1 January 2022)
  Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeAT-3
HDI (2019)0.887[2]
very high · 8th of 9
NUTS RegionAT1
Votes in Bundesrat12 (of 62)