|German name: Niederösterreich a state of NE Austria: the largest Austrian province, containing most of the Vienna basin. Capital: Sankt Pölten. Pop: 1 552 848 (2003 est). Area: 19 170 sq km (7476 sq miles)|
Bundesland (federal state), northeastern Austria. It is bordered by the Czech Republic on the north, Slovakia on the east, and by Bundeslander Burgenland on the southeast, Steiermark (Styria) on the south, and Oberosterreich (Upper Austria) on the west. Niederosterreich Bundesland surrounds but does not include Austria's largest city and national capital, Vienna, which is a separate administrative entity.
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