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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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  • (2000) A group of state owned companies agreed to pay $65 million to a fund earmarked for survivors of the Nazi Holocaust
  • (2000) In protest against the launch of a new Czech nuclear power station at Temelin, Austrian environmentalists blockaded border with Czech Republic
  • (2001) Dispute over nuclear power plant settled by Austrian and Czech governments agreeing on measures to improve safety, monitor environmental impact
  • (2002) Severe flooding along the Danube caused by torrential rain
  • (2003) First nationwide strike in decades took place after pension reform plans announced
  • (2003) Austrian native, Arnold Schwarzenegger elected Governor of California, USA
  • (2004) Heinz Fischer elected president
  • (2004) Parliament ratified the EU constitution
  • (2005) Danube River burst its banks, caused severe devastation
  • (2006) Severe flooding occurred from rising water levels in Danube
  • (2009) Six Czech hikers died in an avalanche near Soelden ski resort in Austrian Alps
  • (2009) Bank Medici, a private bank, announced it had $2.1 billion in exposure to Bernie Madoff's investment securities
  • (2010) President Fischer re-elected
  • (2011) Funeral of Otto von Habsburg, last heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, took place in Vienna
  • (2012) Dutch Prince Johan Friso seriously injured in an avalanche while on a skiing holiday in resort of Lech
  • (2013) In a referendum, the overwhelming vote was to retain the current conscript army instead of shifting to a professional force
  • (2013) Heavy rains, flooding caused extensive damage and four deaths
  • (2013) European Commission said Austria should pay a daily fine of more than 40,000 euros for breaking the EU policy on renewable energy
  • (2013) Dutch Prince Johan Friso died from injuries sustained in avalanche in Lech in 2012
  • (2013) Tens of thousands of civil servants protested against new government in Vienna for better pay and end to hiring freeze
  • (2014) Government agreed to raise wages for 200,000 civil servants by 1.9%
  • (2014) Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria froze assets and bank accounts of 20 Ukrainians after billions had gone missing

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 Capital of Austria?

Vienna is the capital city of the Austria and is also the largest city in the country with a population of 1.8 million people. The city is one of the most important cities in the European Union, hosting the headquarters of many international organizations. Vienna has a rich history and has fully embraced modernization. The city is famed for its high quality of life.

What Is The Capital Of Austria?

What Kind of Government Does Austria Have?

The government of Austria is carried out under a representative democracy framework. Austria has a bicameral parliamentary system and is headed by two positions: the Federal President and the Federal Chancellor. The Constitution of Austria has established 3 branches of government in order to ensure a separation of powers: executive, legislative, and judicial.

What Type Of Government Does Austria Have?

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Austria?

Austria has a wealth of natural resources including arable land, forests, fish, minerals, wind, and beautiful scenery.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Austria?

What is the Major Religion in Austria?

Roman Catholicism is the oldest and most predominant religious faith in Austria with a 61% of the total population identify with the faith. The atheist population in Austria stands at approximately 12% of the country’s population.

Religious Beliefs in Austria

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