Lower Austria, Austria Genealogy

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Lower Austria (in German, Niederösterreich) is a federal province or state of the Rupublic of Austria. It is the most northeastern and second most populous state of Austria with its state capital at St Pölten (since 1986; previously, Vienna).


Lower Austria is divided four regions, known as Viertel (quarters):

  • Weinviertel (lit. wine quarter) the lowlands below the Manhartsberg ridge;
  • Waldviertel (lit. forest quarter) the Bohemian plateau above the Manhartsberg ridge;
  • Mostviertel (lit. must quarter) which lies above the Vienna Woods; and
  • Industrieviertel (lit. industrial quarter) which lies below the Vienna Woods.

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