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Lower Austria (German: Niederösterreich or NÖ; 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.
|Anthem: Niederösterreiche Landeshymne|
|• Body||Landtag of Lower Austria|
|• Governor||Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP)|
|• Deputy Governor||Udo Landbauer (FPÖ)|
|• Total||19,186 km2 (7,408 sq mi)|
(1 January 2022)
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||AT-3|
very high · 8th of 9
|Votes in Bundesrat||12 (of 62)|