Official English Name: Republic of Austria
Official Local Name(s): Republik Österreich
Common English Name: Austria
Capital: Vienna

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Official Language(s)

German
Secondary Languages: Turkish, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian,

Resources

Oil, Coal, Lignite, Timber, Iron ore, Copper, Zinc, Antimony, Magnesite, Tungsten, Graphite, Salt, Hydropower

Neighbors

Slovenia (South), Hungary (Southeast), Slovakia (Northeast), Czech Republic (Northeast), Germany (Northwest), Switzerland (West), Liechtenstein (West), Italy (Southwest),

Ethnic groups

Austrian (81%), Former Yugoslav (4%), Turkish (3%), German (1%)

People

Est. Population:

8,711,770

Demonym:

Austrian

Religions:

Catholic (59.9%)
Atheist (12.0%)
Muslim (6.0%)
Orthodox (6.0%)
Protestant (2.2%)

Largest City:

Vienna (1,840,573)

Other Cities:

Graz (273,838)
Linz (198,181)
Salzburg (148,420)
Innsbruck (126,851)

Geography

Region:

Central Europe

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

83,871 km2

Total Land:

2,524 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Temperate
Continental, cloudy
Cold winters and moderate summers

Terrain:

Mountains in west and south
Flat or slightly sloping everywhere else

Highest Point

Großglockner (3,798 m)

Lowest Point

Neusiedler See (115 m)

Natural Disasters

Earthquakes
Landslides
Avalanches

Government

Type:

Federal republic

Heads of State:

President Alexander van der Bellen

Head of Government:

Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein

Admin. Divisions

9 States

Independence:

12 November 1918 (Republic Proclaimed)

Nat'l Symbol:

Golden eagle

Nat'l Anthem:

Bundeshymne

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$47,300 (USD)

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0.86

Communication

Internet Code

.at

Telephone Code

+43

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 116 - Austria
Posted on Tuesday April 23, 2019

Cultural Notes

On average, Austrians work about 45 hours per week, the highest among Europeans.
Austrians tend to be conservative in social situations, as public displays of affection are usually looked down upon.
Dressing is very important to the average Austrian as they always make it a point to dress well.
Music has played a large part in Austrian culture with plenty of famous composers from here.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/au.html (Majority of information)
http://medienservicestelle.at/migration_bewegt/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/IBIB_2012_Integrationsbericht.pdf (Ethnic data)
http://www.katholisch.at/statistik (Catholicism in Austria)
http://www.orthodoxe-kirche.at/site/orthodoxesleben (Orthodoxy in Austria)
https://evang.at/kirche/zahlen-fakten/ (Protestantism in Austria)
http://bit.ly/2eODdDj (Islam in Austria)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/AU (Religious data)
http://www.statistik.at/web_de/klassifikationen/regionale_gliederungen/gemeinden/index.html (City populations)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 25 October 2016