Located in the very south of Austria, Carinthia (Kärnten) is known for its rich history, famous natural sites in the mountains as well as numerous lakes. With a surface of 9538,01 km², Carinthia borders in  the west the province of Tyrol, in the north the province of Salzburg, in the north and the east the province of Styria, and in the south Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia) and Slovenia (Gorenjska, Savinjska, Koroška).