- historical event: The name Austria comes from the name of the eastern border province of Frankish Empire
The document in which the name of Austria is mentioned for the first time in history has been dated to today’s date in 996. The original term was Ostarrichi and comes from the German word Osterriche, which is a translation of the Latin term Marchia Orientalis (Eastern Mark). The Mark is the name for the border region of the Frankish Empire. Therefore, the name Austria comes from the name of the eastern border province of Frankish Empire.