Facts about the state of Styria

Styria has to offer a lot between the alpine north and hilly south: from the highest mountain, the Dachstein at 2,995 metres, to the largest contiguous alpine pasture area in Europe, to culinary delights in 165 Kulinarium Steiermark enterprises or around 800 wine taverns.

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Written by:
Mag. (FH) Martina Haselwander

Facts and figures about the state

Location: Southeastern Austria

Area: with 16,401 km2 , around 60% of the forest,
it is Austria's second-largest state

Population: 1,232,012 inhabitants

State capital: Graz (second largest city in Austria) with 280,258 inhabitants

Climatic zones: Alpine climate in the north, Pannonian climate zone in the south

Topography: The north is (high) alpine with mountains up to approximately 3000 metres, in the middle alpine pastures (the largest continuous alpine region of Europe) and the Graz basin characterise the landscape, and in the south the hills of the vineyards alternate with flat planes of the thermal springs country

Border: 145 km with the Republic of Slovenia

National colours: White-green

Coat of arms: Red-horned, fire-breathing, silver panther on a green coat of arms, crowned by the Styrian duke's hat

Symbol: The green heart (since 1972 the country has also been called the green heart of Austria because of its abundance of forest)

Administration: 17 political districts, including the state capital of Graz

The highest point: 2,995 m Dachstein

The lowest point: 200 m – the Mur east of Bad Radkersburg

The longest river: Mur – 290.9 km (in Styria)

The largest lake: Grundlsee – 4.3 km2

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