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 Goverment 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 www.burgenland.at
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

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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

 

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