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Maps of Austria

Physical Map of Austria showing terrain, major rivers, extreme points, mountain ranges, Lake Neusiedler, important cities, international boundaries, etc.

Austria occupies an area of 83,879 sq. km (32,386 sq mi) in south-central Europe. As observed on the physical map of Austria, the country had diverse topography with a large part of the land being mountainous. 

In essence, Austria has three main geographical areas. The Lowlands of the east and southeast are the country's agriculture center. A sliver of lowland also fronts the Lake Constance area on its border with Switzerland. In the Hill Country, north of the Danube River, the land rises into forested hills and lower mountains up to its border with the Czech Republic.

Most of Austria (70%), is covered by the Alpine Region, central and west, as the Alps extend on into Austria from Switzerland. In this region several branches of the Alps dominate. The major ones include the Bavarian, Carnic and Otztaler ranges. The tallest peaks are in the central Tauern Range. The country's highest point, at 12,460 ft. (3,798 m), is located there. A yellow upright triangle marks the position of this mountain on the map. The Tauern Range eventually slopes into the Danube River Valley, and into the eastern lowlands, from Vienna, south to its border with Slovenia.

The Danube (1,771 miles) (2,850 km), is the most significant river in the country. It's the second longest river in Europe, and a vital waterway for commerce. Additional rivers of size include the Drau, Enns, Inn, Mur, Raab and Traun. Dozens and dozens of lakes run amidst the mountain ranges, especially in the south and to the immediate east of Salzburg. The largest in the county is Lake Neusiedler.

At 115.45 m (378.8 ft), Lake Neusiedl hosts the lowest point in Austria.

States of Austria Map

Political Map of Austria showing its 9 states and the capital city of Vienna.

Austria (officially, the Republic of Austria) is divided into 9 federated states (Bundeslander). In alphabetical order, the states are: Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Upper Austria, Vienna and Vorarlberg.  These states are further subdivided into a total of 94 districts of which, 79 are district commissions and 15 are statutory cities.

Located in the north eastern part of the country, Vienna – is the capital, the largest and the most populous city of Austria. It is also the administrative, cultural and economic center of the country.

Where is Austria?

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Austria is a landlocked mountainous country located in South-Central Europe. It is geographically positioned both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Austria is bordered by 8 countries: by Czech Republic in the north; by Slovakia in the northeast; by Hungary in the east; by Slovenia in the south, by Italy in the southwest; by Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the west and by Germany in the northwest.

Austria Bordering Countries: Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, The Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, Slovenia.

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Outline Map of Austria

Blank outline map of Austria

The above blank map represents Austria, a landlocked mountainous country located in South-Central Europe. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for educational purposes like map-pointing activities and coloring.

Outline Map of Austria

The above outline map represents Austria, an East Alpine landlocked nation in South-Central Europe. Along with the neighbouring country of  Switzerland, it is the winter sports capital of Europe. 

Key Facts

Legal Name Republic of Austria
Capital City Vienna
48 12 N, 16 22 E
Independence no official date of independence: 976 (Margravate of Austria established); 17 September 1156 (Duchy of Austria founded); 6 January 1453 (Archduchy of Austria acknowledged); 11 August 1804 (Austrian Empire proclaimed); 30 March 1867 (Austro-Hungarian dual monarchy established); 12 November 1918 (First Republic proclaimed); 27 April 1945 (Second Republic proclaimed)

Geography

Total Area 83,871.00 km2
Land Area 82,445.00 km2
Water Area 1,426.00 km2
Total Border 2,524.0 km
Coastline 0.0 km
Bordering Countries Czech Republic 402 km, Germany 801 km, Hungary 321 km, Italy 404 km, Liechtenstein 34 km, Slovakia 105 km, Slovenia 299 km, Switzerland 158 km
Climate Temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers
Coordinates 47 20 N, 13 20 E
Mean Elevation 910 m
Lowest Elevation 115 m
Neusiedler See
Highest Elevation 3,798 m
Grossglockner

Demographics

Population 8,877,067
Largest City

Wien (Vienna) (1,929,944)

Ethnic Groups Austrian 80.8%, German 2.6%,  Bosnian and Herzegovinian 1.9%, Turkish 1.8%, Serbian 1.6%, Romanian 1.3%, other 10% (2018 est.)
Languages German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official in southern Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 est.)
Religions Catholic 73.8% (includes Roman Catholic 73.6%, other Catholic 0.2%), Protestant 4.9%, Muslim 4.2%, Orthodox 2.2%, other 0.8% (includes other Christian), none 12%, unspecified 2% (2001 est.)

Economy

Currency euros (EUR)
GDP $446.31 Billion
GDP Per Capita $50,277.28
Exports Machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, manufactured goods, chemicals, iron and steel, foodstuffs

This page was last updated on November 9, 2020

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