Styria ; is a state, or Bundesland, located in the southeast of Austria. Covering 16,401 km2 (6,332 sq mi), Styria is the second largest of the nine component states of Austria, after Lower Austria. Styria's neighbour to the south is Slovenia. Within Austria, the contiguous states are Carinthia, Salzburg, Upper Austria, Lower Austria, and Burgenland. The state capital is Graz, which had 291,007 inhabitants at the beginning of 2020.