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Carinthia (duchy)

Carinthia (German Kärnten) was a duchy of the Holy Roman Empire until its dissolution in 1806, and a crownland of Austria-Hungary until it dissolved in 1918.

Following the Carinthian Plebiscite on October 20, 1920, the former duchy was divided into an Austrian part, and a part belongning to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, today in Slovenia. The Austrian Carinthia is a federal state of Austria, while the Slovene Carinthia is an informal province.

See also: Carinthia, Karantania.

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