Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Carinthia, a duchy, and since 1849 a crownland of Austria, is situated on the borders of Italy. Its surface, covering an area of about 4,000 square miles, is for the most part mountainous, and to a very limited extent under cultivation. The principal river is the Drave, which at one part of its course separates the Noric from the Carinthian Alps, the two main ranges. The main sources of wealth are the mineral products, though cattle and horses are abundantly reared, and hardware and textile fabrics manufactured, principally in Klagenfurt, the capital.