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History

It is important to distinguish between present-day Austria and the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empire of the past.

Many "Austian" towns and provinces are no longer part of Austria and many probably bear different names today. If you are not sure, check using any of the fine place finder resources. In some cases provinces have been re-defined or split amongst different countries. The following table illustrates a few (simplified) examples of such changes:

German name English name Native name Now in . . .
Krain Carniola Krajina mainly Slovenia
Kroatien Croatia Hrvatska mainly Croatia
Veneto Veneto Veneto Italy
Schlesien Silesia   Poland and Czech Republic
Galizien Galicia   mainly Poland
Mähren Moravia   mainly Czech Republic
Böhmen Bohemia   Czech Republic
Siebenbürgen Transylvania Erdély Romania
Untersteiermark Lower-Styria   Slovenia
Südtirol South Tyrol   Italy

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Geography

Present-day Republic of Austria (see the official pages of the Federal Chancellery that includes a short summary of Austrian history) consists of the following provinces:

German name English name Capital RLL Link
Wien Vienna Wien WIE service.magwien.gv.at
Niederösterreich Lower Austria St. Pölten NOE www.noel.gv.at
Oberösterreich Upper Austria Linz OOE www.ooe.gv.at
Steiermark Styria Graz STE www.stmk.gv.at
Burgenland Burgenland Eisenstadt BUR Burgenland Province
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Kärnten Carinthia Klagenfurt KAE www.kaernten.gv.at
Salzburg Salzburg Salzburg SAB www.land-sbg.gv.at
Tirol Tyrol Innsbruck TIR www.tirol.gv.at
Voralberg Voralberg Bregenz VOR www.vorarlberg.at

The RLL Code is used when registering research on the Roots Surname List and on the Roots Location List eg. for Lower Austria: NOE, AUT

Please see Tips and Advice below before making queries.


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Maps

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Click here to see map FEEFHS Map Room Austria, Styria, Tyrol
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Click here to see map Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection University of Texas, Austin Central Europe 1815
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Click here to see map Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection University of Texas, Austin Central Europe 1860
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Click here to see map Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection University of Texas, Austin Central Europe 1871
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Click here to see map Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection University of Texas, Austin Vienna 1858
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Click here to see map University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Europe
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Click here to see map Provincial Government of Styria Styria
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Click map of Austria Microsoft Expedia Austria
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Click to see map Lonely Planet
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Austria
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Click here to see map Oxford University
Bodleian Library Map Room - The MAP CASE
Carniola, Croatia, Istria
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Click here to see map FEEFHS Map Room Austro-Hungarian Empire (1882): Central Hungary, Banat Region
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Click here to see map Servus in Österreich by idv Austria Tourist Guide
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Last Update: 3 Apr, 2002

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