|Land Area||82,445 km2|
|Water Area||1,426 km2|
|Total Area||83,871km2 (#112)|
|Government Type||Federal Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$417.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$47,900|
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Austria has three very distinct climate zones.
In the eastern lowlands, the average high temperature in July is near 68° (20° C), while the January lows average near 30° (-1° C). Annual rainfall in this area is often less than 31 inches (800 mm).
The central region has a typical Alpine climate, with higher precipitation levels and shorter summers. Winters are long, and bring frequent rain to the lowlands and heavy snow to the mountains.
In the west, the weather is milder, but wetter. Precipitation amounts vary here depending on location and altitude, but annual amounts near 78 inches (2,000 mm) are possible. The average high temperature in July is near 62° (16° C), while the January lows average near 38° (3° C).
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