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Full Name: Republic of Austria

Capital City: Vienna

Area: 83,858 sq km

Population: 8,022,300

Administration: 9 independent federal states: Burgenland, Vienna, Lower Austria, Styria, Upper Austria, Carinthia, Salzburger Land, Tyrol, Vorarlberg Bundesrat and Nationalrat are responsible for federal legislation.

Neighbours: Czech Republic in the north, Slovakia and Hungary in the east, Slovenia and Italy in the south, Switzerland and Lichtenstein in the west and Germany in the northwest.

Time Zone: GMT+1 (Central European Time)


  • German: official language, spoken by 98% of the population
  • Turkish: language of Turkish ethnic minority
  • Slovenian: language of Slovenian ethnic minority; official in Carinthia
  • Hungarian: language of Hungarian ethnic minority; official in Burgenland
  • Slovakian: language of Slovak ethnic minority in the east of Austria
  • Czech: language of Czech ethnic minority in the east of Austria
  • Croatian: language of Croatian ethnic minority; official in Burgenland
  • English: most people speak English

Religion: 74% Roman Catholic, 5% Protestant, 1% other

Highest point: Grossglockner 3798m

Deepest point: Lake Neusiedler 115m





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