|German name: Oberösterreich a state of N Austria: first divided from Lower Austria in 1251. Capital: Linz. Pop: 1 387 086 (2003 est). Area: 11 978 sq km (4625 sq miles)|
Bundesland (federal state), northern Austria. It borders Germany and the Czech Republic on the west and north and is bounded by Bundeslander Niederosterreich (Lower Austria) on the east and Steiermark (Styria) and Salzburg on the south. Oberosterreich lies between the Inn and the Enns rivers and is traversed by the Danube River.
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