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Austria

Official English Name: Republic of Austria

Official Local Name(s): Republik Österreich

Common English Name: Austria

Capital: Vienna

REGION
Central Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Slovenia (South)
Hungary (Southeast)
Slovakia (Northeast)
Czech Republic (Northeast)
Germany (Northwest)
Switzerland (West)
Liechtenstein (West)
Italy (Southwest)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
83,871 km2
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Oil
Coal
Lignite
Timber
Iron ore
Copper
Zinc
Antimony
Magnesite
Tungsten
Graphite
Salt
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Earthquakes
Landslides
Avalanches
DEMONYM
Austrian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Austrian (81%)
Former Yugoslav (4%)
Turkish (3%)
German (1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
German
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Turkish
Serbian
Croatian
Slovene
Hungarian
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Catholic (59.9%)
Atheist (12.0%)
Muslim (6.0%)
Orthodox (6.0%)
Protestant (2.2%)
POPULATION
8,711,770
LARGEST CITY
Vienna (1,840,573)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Graz (273,838)
Linz (198,181)
Salzburg (148,420)
Innsbruck (126,851)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Federal republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Alexander van der Bellen
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Chancellor Christian Kern
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
9 States
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
12 November 1918 (Republic Proclaimed)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Golden eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Bundeshymne
GDP PER CAPITA
$47,300 (USD)
CURRENCY
€ (Euro)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = €0.92
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.at
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+43

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.

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