Category: Austria

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Austria, officially the Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,879 square kilometres (32,386 sq mi). Austria's terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres (1,640 ft), The majority of the population speak local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and Austrian German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Austria is made up of nine states:

See the subcategories, below, for History, Regions, and Projects

Language Stuck with the German language? See Language volunteers.

How to use categories in your profiles Always use the lowest possible category in your ancestor profiles, usually the town/village. Don't put them in 'Upper Austria', 'Tyrol' or other higher level categories. If you are unsure where your ancestor lived in Austria, please use Unknown, Austria.

Although the rule Add profiles to the location category in the same language that the profile is written in. This means that no one category might contain all profiles, but that the corresponding categories in other languages should also be checked. has been given out, think about adding your ancestor's town or village it in its original writing! The latter follows the guiding principle of "use their conventions instead of ours."

Add the town or village in its original, at that time used writing, followed by a comma and the State it's in, e.g.

  • 'Graz, Steiermark' (preferred) or 'Graz, Styria', but NOT 'Graz, Austria',
  • 'Salzburg (Stadt), Salzburg' (preferred) or 'Salzburg (City), Salzburg' but NOT 'Salzburg, Austria'
  • 'Linz, Oberösterreich' (preferred) or 'Linz, Upper Austria', but NOT 'Linz, Austria'

By analogy to the german structure, see also Germany's Category Structure and how to use regional categories for Germany.

Note: Be aware that 'Bohemia' and 'Moravia' had belong once to the former Austria as well, see Regions above. Adding the category 'Austria' or 'Österreich' to the profile from a person from Bohemia or Moravia may be convenient, but it is incorrect and leads to a disambiguity, as 'Austria' or 'Österreich' had not existed prior to 1918 (strictly speaking).
Take a look at the Czech Roots Project or ask if you are unsure.

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