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Austria

Austria The country that can offer you any kind of experience within tourist sights. Austria lies in the middle of Europe among countries like Germany and Italy. No matter what time a year you visit Austira it will be worth it because during wintertime you can go skiing in the Alps or in the summer going on summerhikes. If you are more of a city person, it also offers the great capital city, Vienna, a modern but historical city. So all you need to do,is decide what you are up for.

Area: 83.871 Km²
Population: 8.118.000 (2003)
Density: 97 pop/Km²

System of government: Federal parliamentary republic
Capital:: Wien (1.550.000 pop., 1.825.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Graz 226.200 pop., Linz 183.500 pop., Salzburg 142.700 pop., Innsbruck 113.400 pop., Klagenfurt 90.100 pop.
Ethnic majority: Austrian 91%, Serb and Montenegrin 1,5%, Turkish 1,5%, Bosniak 1,5%, German 1%, Croatian 1%, others 2,5%
Border countries: Switzerland and Liechtenstein WEST, Germany and Czech Republic NORTH, Slovakia NORTH-EAST, Hungary EAST, Slovenia and Italy SOUTH

Principal mountains: Grossglockner 3798 m, Wildspitze 3768 m
Principal rivers: Danube 350 Km (austrian tract, total 2860 Km), Mur 348 Km (austrian tract, total 444 Km), Inn 280 Km (austrian tract, total 510 Km), Drava 261 Km (austrian tract, total 707 Km), Enns 254 Km, Salzach 225 Km
Principal lakes: Neusiedl Lake 135 Km² (austrian part, total 157 Km²), Bodensee 60 Km² (austrian part, total 538 Km²), Attersee 46 Km², Traunsee 24,5 Km²
Principal islands: -
Climate: Continental - alpin

Language: German
Religion: Catholic 74%, Protestant 7%, Muslim 4%, other 15%
Currency: Euro (€)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 6/1, 1/5, 15/8, 26/10, 1/11, 8/12, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 0043
GMT: +1

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