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Austria Flag The Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich) is a landlocked country located in central Europe. The country's neighbours are the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

Austria is largely located in the Alps (the Central Eastern Alps, the Northern Limestone Alps and the Southern Limestone Alps are all partly in Austria), and partially part of a second mountaineous area known as the as the Austrian granite plateau. For these two reasons, the country's terrain is largely mountaineous: Only about one third of the Austrian territory lies below 500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea-level, and only about a quarter of the land could be considered low-lying.

The principal river in Austria is the Danube (German: Donau), and two of the countries major cities, Vienna and Linz, are located on this river.

About 8.3 million people (estimated as of October 2006) live in Austria. Around 1.6 million of these people live in the country's capital city, Vienna, with about another 0.6 million people living in the suburbs of Vienna. Vienna is not just the capital, it is also the largest city of the country, in fact the only city in Austria with a population of over 1 million - all other cities in Austria such as Graz, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck, are considerably smaller.

Map of Austria

Austria is developed country with a social market economy, organized along broadly similar lines to the economy of Germany. Austria joined the European Union in 1995, and has also adopted the euro for its currency. Today, Austria has one of the highest GDPs per capital of the EU.

As a vacation destination, Austria is principally popular for ski vacations, but many people forget that there is much else to see in the country. Austria is a beautiful country, and has many sites of cultural and historic interest, especially in the capital, Vienna.

Austria Country Details


Country Name Austria
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central Europe
Flag Austria Flag
Principal Language Austria
Capital Vienna
Major Towns/Cities
  • Dornbirn
  • Graz
  • Innsbruck
  • Klagenfurt
  • Linz
  • Salzburg
  • Sankt Pölten
  • Steyr
  • Vienna (Capital)
  • Villach
  • Wels
  • Wiener Neustadt


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    Austrian Houses of Parliament, Austria
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    Hallstadt, Austria

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    Lonely Planet Austria (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet Austria is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll the palaces and cathedrals of Vienna, ski the slopes of the Austrian Alps, or take a lazy trip through the valleys and lakes of the countryside; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Austria and begin your journey now!

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    • Free, convenient pull-out Vienna map (included in print version), plus over 51 maps
    • Covers Vienna, Danube Valley, Burgenland, Linz, The Traunviertel, The Muhlviertel, The Innviertel, Styria, Graz, The Salzkammergut, Bad Ischl, Slazburg, Salzburgerland, Carinthia, Tyrol, Innsbruck, Vorarlberg and more

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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria
    By DK Travel

    Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
    Released: 2016-03-01
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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria takes you by the hand, leading you straight to the best attractions the country has to offer.

    DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of Austria, from the breathtaking Alpine scenery to the country's imperial castles and palaces. Discover one of the world's greatest collections of art in Vienna, visit Mozart's house in Salzburg, or go skiing and snowboarding in Innsbruck, a world-renowned location for winter sports.

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       • Area maps marked with sights.
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    With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria truly shows you this country as no one else can.

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    Austria: Austria Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Austria (Vienna Travel Guide, Salzburg Travel Guide, Backpacking Austria, Austrian Alps)
    By 101 Coolest Things

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    Lonely Planet Germany, Austria & Switzerland's Best Trips (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Kerry Christiani, Catherine Le Nevez, Sally O'Brien & Ryan Ver Berkmoes

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    Fodor's Vienna & the Best of Austria: with Salzburg & Skiing in the Alps (Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's Travel Guides

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    The updated Green Guide Austria reveals the spectacular beauty of the country's mountains, forests and lakes. Dotted within its scenery are picturesque villages and towns awaiting discovery, and vibrant cities brimming with culture. Recommended activities such as skiing down snowy slopes, strolling through Christmas markets, or sipping a Viennese coffee offer a taste of the Austrian experience. This guide, with its maps, color photos, driving and walking tours, suggested hotels and restaurants, and in-depth information, ensures a memorable visit.




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