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Land Area 82,445 km2
Water Area 1,426 km2
Total Area 83,871km2 (#112)
Population 8,711,770 (#94)
Population Density 105.67/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $417.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $47,900
Currency Euro (EUR)
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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - C
  • Marie Antoinette queen of france
  • Ingeborg Bachmann author, poet
  • Ludwig van Beethoven composer
  • Johannes Brahms composer
  • Anton Bruckner composer
  • Archduke Charles of Austria military commander
E - J
  • Elisabeth of Austria ("Sisi") duchess, empress
  • Falco (Johann Holzl) singer
  • Sigmund Freud father of modern psychoanalysis
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poet, lyricist
  • Eduard Haas III founder pez candy
  • Peter Handke author
  • Joseph Haydn composer
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser painter, architect
  • Francis Joseph emperor of austria
K - M
  • Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner mountaineer, first woman to officially reach all fourteen eight-thousanders without the use of supplementary oxygen
  • Gustav Klimt painter, illustrator
  • Hedy Lamarr actress
  • Niki Lauda race car driver
  • Ernst Mach physicist, philosopher
  • Gustav Mahler composer
  • Klemens von Metternich statesman
  • Leopold Mozart composer, violinist
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composer
P - W
  • Otto Preminger movie director
  • Joseph Pulitzer publisher
  • Egon Schiele painter
  • Franz Schubert composer
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger actor, former governor of California, USA
  • Johann Strauss (the elder) composer
  • Johann Strauss (the younger) composer
  • Bertha von Suttner author, nobel prize winner
  • Daniel Swarovski founder swarovski crystal
  • the Trapp Family sound of music fame
  • Kurt Waldheim former secretary general united nations, former president of austria
  • Oskar Werner actor
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein philosopher
  • Paul Wittgenstein pianist, arranger

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Austria Trivia

What Languages are Spoken in Austria?

Austrian German is the official language of Austria, while Alemannic and Austro-Bavarian are the major unofficial languages.

What Language Is Spoken In Austria?

What is the Biggest City in Austria?

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is the most heavily populated city in the country with a population of 1,840,573 individuals.

The Biggest Cities In Austria

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Austria?

Ethnic Austrians comprise the most populous ethnic group in the nation of Austria today. Other major ethnic groups include Turks, Germans, Serbs, and Slovenes.

Ethnic Groups in Austria

What Was the Battle Karansebes?

The Battle of Karansebes is notable for its friendly fire incident that resulted in the death of up to 1,200 Austrians at the hand of Austrians.

Did The Austrian Army Defeat Itself In The 1788 Battle Of Karansebes?

What is the Tallest Mountain in Austria?

At 12,461 feet in elevation, Grossglockner is the highest peak in Austria, located not far from the famous Brenner Pass.

The Tallest Mountains In Austria

What Kind of Economy Does Austria Have?

The economy of Austria is that of a fully industrialized country, with a highly developed market economy, skilled labor force, and a very high standard of living for its population. Austria is part of the European Union (EU) and its economic laws and regulation must meet EU standards.

The Economy Of Austria

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