Austria is largely mountainous country due to the Alps. Most of the country is high, only 32% of Austria is below 500 metres. Lake Neusiedl is the second largest lake in Central Europe. "÷sterreich" means "eastern realm" in English. The name derives from the Old German "Ostarrichi". Translating from Latin to English the term means "eastern border", as the country was situated in the eastern edge of the Roman Empire.