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Government: Federal Republic
Area: 83,858 sq km
Population: 8,139,000
Capital: Vienna
Language: German

 

Currency: EUR
Religion: Roman Catholic
Climate: moderate, continental
Time zone: +1 GMT
Member of EU: Yes

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Austria is located in Central Europe. It is an predominantly mountainous country with an area of 83,855 km2. Eight countries namely Italy, Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia form the Austrian border. Vienna is the capital of Austria that lies on the Danube River and is partly surrounded by the hills of the Vienna Woods (Wienerwald).

Austria is divided into nine federal provinces (Bundesländer):

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Vienna (Wien)

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Lower Austria (Niederösterreich)

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Upper Austria (Oberösterreich)

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Salzburg (Salzburg)

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Carinthia (Kärnten)

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Tyrol (Tirol)

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Vorarlberg (Vorarlberg)

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Styria (Steiermark)

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Burgenland (Burgenland)

Population

Austria's population has just topped eight million. 20% of the total population are living in Vienna. 93% of Austrians are German-speaking. The country has a diverse ethnic mix that includes six officially recognized ethnic groups: Croats, Czechs, Hungarians, Roma/Sinti, Slovaks and Slovenes.
About 73% of the population is Roman Catholic, there are 11 other officially recognized religions in Austria.

 

 

Austrian weather

Austria enjoys a moderate continental climate featuring four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Summers are generally warm and pleasant with cool nights, Winters are sunny, with reliable and frequent snowfalls.
The weather is changeable throughout the year. However, in summer rainfalls are usually heavy and of short duration only. Winters are rather cold in the North-East and can be lightened up by frequent and heavy foehn winds ( a warm and dry wind) in some valleys in the Alps.

There is a Vienna Online Magazine. Click for MORE.

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Even if you don't know his name, chances are you know his music. John Barry wrote many different movie soundtracks and has won several academy awards.

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Mr. Mitchell's music is very beautiful and he is an interesting man. Besides a sound sample all of the articles include a personal quote.

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NEW COLUMN    Herbert Von Karajan

The famous Austrian is the first conductor Paul Huang portrays for us. This is part one, Karajan's professional life.

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In this part Melissa moves us ahead about 100 years to the beginnings of secular music and Eleanor of Aquitaine, likely the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages.

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Our guest-soprano, Elizabeth Bice, checks in from Graz, Austria. She supports a very successful, long running inter-cultural endeavor.


Learn all about the famous Viennese New Year's concert which is broadcasted all over the world, even how to get tickets!    (Spanish) (Italian)


Austrian 'Tracht'

More beautiful pictures of traditional Austrian "Tracht." Part III.


...is a famous Austrian museum (institute) that houses international graphical art. Now some of the exhibits are touring the USA!

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The Vienna Guides help plan your itinerary while in Austria. Updated frequently.     (Spanish) (Italian) (Icelandic) (Hungarian) (Czech) (Slovakian) (Russian) (Hebrew) (Chinese) (Japanese)

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This wraps up Curtis Jefferson's column about the classical era.

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If you thought linking a RealAudio file from your page was a simple matter, think again. There are several ways to do it - which is best?

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Explore Paul Huang's Complete Series

Click the arrow above to see a list of eighteen different instruments.
Choose any name to go to the article. With multimedia.

 

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