Austria Facts

Conventional long form : Republic of Austria
Independence : October 26, 1955 from Germany
Currency : Euro
Official language : German
Religion : Christianity
Capital city : Vienna
Population : 8,572,895 (2014)
Literacy : Total – 98%
Austria Trade
Exports : machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, paper and paper
board, metal goods, chemicals, iron and steel; textiles, foodstuff
Imports : machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, metal goods, oil and oil products; foodstuffs
Austria Geography
Continent : Europe
Total Area : 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi)
Time Zone : Central European Time Zone, UTC+01:00
Location :  Austria is a landlocked country in Central Europe
Boundaries : Czech Republic 402 km (249 mi), Germany 801 km (497 mi), Hungary 331 km (205 mi), Italy 404 km (251 mi), Liechtenstein 34 km (21 mi), Slovakia 105 km (65 mi), Slovenia 299 km (185 mi), Switzerland 158 km (98 mi)
Climate : Austria is located within a temperate climatic zone. In the west and northwest the influence of the temperate Atlantic climate is felt more strongly, in the east the influence of the continental climate.
Terrain : Austria’s terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps in the west and south. It is flat or gently sloping along the eastern and northern margins. Only 32% of Austria is below 500 metres.
Lowest Point : Lake Neusiedl 115 m (377 ft)
Highest Point : Grossglockner 3798 m (12,461 ft)
Major Rivers : Danube, Drava, Salzach, Inn, Mur, Enns, Rhine, Murz, Lech, Isar
Mountains : Grossglockner, Wildspitze, Kleinglockner, Weißkugel, Großvenediger, Hinterer Brochkogel, Hintere Schwarze, Similaun, Rainerhorn, Ramolkogel
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Popular Sports : Association Football, Alpine Skiing and Ice Hockey
National Bird : Barn swallow
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Popular Food : Rindsuppe (beef soup), Tafelspitz, Gulasch
Attire : Dirndl, Lederhosen, Loden cape, Tracht
Top Cities / Towns : Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Klagenfurt, Villach, Sankt Polten, Hallstatt, Bregenz
Tourist Attractions : Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Tiergarten Schönbrunn, Vienna Museum of Natural History, Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Belvedere Palace Museum, Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen, Rathaus, State Opera House, Albertina

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