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Austria is officially known as the Republic of Austria. Austria is one of the smallest countries in Europe. It is located in Central Europe. Austria's total population is 8,356,707 in 2009 estimation. The country total area is 32,383 sq mi. Vienna is the Austria's capital city. It is also a large city in Austria. Austria bordered on the north by Germany and the Czech Republic, on the east by Slovakia and Hungary, on the south by Slovenia and Italy and west by Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The country official language is German. And local other languages are Croatian, Hungarian and Slovene. In Austria majority of people speaks German. The country contains many snowfields, glaciers, and snowcapped peaks, the highest being the Grossglockner. Austria shows a continental climate with less rain than the alpine areas. In 1995 Austria joined the European Union. But it is also a member of the United Nations. Roman Catholics constitute 78 percent of the Austrian population. Austria's total agriculture land is 28.1 million hectares. The provinces having the largest proportion of arable land are in the southern parts of the country. Austria's farming products are relatively expensive, with an emphasis on cash crops. The primary meat products are beef and veal, chicken, duck, game, goose, horse, lamb, pork, rabbit, and turkey. The forest land is occupying 98,000 square kilometers. As much as 85 percent of all Austrian forests are dominated by tall timber, such as oak, pine, beech, ash, elm, and spruce, which are important in the paper and pulp industry and in building construction. Fishing for sport in the mountain streams is popular and constitutes a large source of income. On July 27th 1955, Austria regained full independence by concluding the Austrian State Treaty.

Austria Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Austria is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Austria has a very rich cultural heritage. The capital city, Vienna began its rise as a cultural center in the early 1500s. Vienna, the historic capital, and the beautiful city of Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are among the most popular tourist attractions the country has to offer. Besides football, Austria has also professional national leagues for most major team sports including the Austrian Hockey League for ice hockey and the Osterreichische Basketball Bundesliga for basketball. Austria's situation in the Alps means that outdoor winter sports are a favorite pastime. Other popular sports are Mountain climbing and hiking. Similar sports such as snowboarding or ski-jumping are also widely popular.

Austria Demographics

Austria total population - 8,356,707
Austria male population - 4,007,452
Austria female population - 4,202,829
Austria english population - 4,800,000
Austria Carinthian Slovenes population - 14,000
Austria Slovene population - 50,000
Austria Croats population - 25,000
Austria Hungarians population - 20,000
Austria Former Yugoslavia population - 305,100
Austria Turkey population - 110,800
Austria ethnic Turks population - 300,000

Austria School Information

Austria has a free public school system. And also nine years of education is mandatory. Austria schools offer a series of vocational- technical and university preparatory tracks involving one to three additional years of education beyond the minimum mandatory level. Austria conducted the legal basis for primary and secondary education in School Law of 1962. The federal Ministry for Education is responsible for funding and supervising primary and secondary education. In Austria, university education system is also free. Federal legislation played a prominent role in the education system. Private schools also provide primary and secondary education.

Austria Symbols

Austria state Flag
Austria state Flag
Austria state Mammal
Austria state Mammal
Black Eagle
Austria state Bird
Austria state Bird
Barn Swallow
Austria state Flower
Austria state Flower
Alpine gentian, edelweiss
Austria state  Tree
Austria state Tree
golden wattle tree
Austria state Song
Austria state Song
Land der Berge, Land am Strome

Austria History

Austria has a very eventful history. Settled in ancient times, the central European land that is now Austria was overrun in pre-Roman times by various tribes including the Celts. The Celtic kingdom of Noricum was later claimed by the Roman Empire and made it a province in Europe. Now Eastern Austria was an important army camp turned capital city in what became known as the Upper Pannonia province. Habsburg rule is beginning in 14th and 15th centuries in Austria. The Habsburgs increased their influence and power through strategic alliances ratified by marriages. In 1804 the Empire of Austria was founded. Later Austria begin a war with Revolutionary France and it is beginning highly unsuccessful, with successive defeats at the hands of Napoleon meaning the end of the old Holy Roman Empire in 1806. In 1789 Napoleon raised the French revolution. In the end the Emperor Franz was eventually pressured to abdicate in favor of his nephew Emperor Franz Joseph I. Under his rule Vienna became one of the Europe's most important metropolises and the center of a multinational state extending from Hungary to North Italy and deep into southern Europe. In World War I over one million Austro-Hungarian soldiers died. In the period of 1939-1945 total military deaths are 260,000. On October 21st 1918, the elected German members of the Reichsrat met in Vienna as the Provisional National Assembly for German Austria. On November 12th German Austria, by law, declared itself to be a democratic republic and part of the new German republic. On May 15th 1955 after talks which lasted for years and were influenced by the Cold War. After this war Austria regained full independence by concluding the Austrian State Treaty with the Four Occupying Powers. On January 1st 1995 the Austrian country became a member of the European Union.

Austria Tourist Information

Austria is located in the south-east of Central Europe. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Tourism is an important pillar of the Austrian economy. Austria is a country which could have been created with activity holidays in mind. Austria has a large tourism industry. Austria has a cool temperate climate of an Alpine character, consistent with its position on the south-eastern edges of Central Europe and its mountainous terrain. Tourism industry is the most important part in country economy. It is predominantly a country of upland areas and high mountains. Vienna is the capital of Austria. It has many historic and beautiful places.

Austria Transportation

Austria has a wonderful transport facility. Austria country is famous for cars. Most large cities have local transportation that typically consists of city busses. Austria's rail network is comfortable, reliable and fast. Approximately Austria's total railroad is 6,028 kilometers. The number of electric trains increased during the 1980s. Austria is an important segment of the European railroad network, and a number of high-speed international trains pass through the country. Osterreichische Bundesbahnen is the main railroad system in Austria. The railway network runs and covers the major national and international destinations. Austria has about 22,000 kilometers of paved roads. Austria's total waterway is about 350 kilometers. Austria has a small national airline. Austria has 55 airports and two heliports. Austria's major cities including Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz and Klagenfurt and Vienna have their own international airports.

Austria Taxes

Austria Individual Income Tax - 0%-50%
Austria corporate tax rate - 25%
Austria Capital gains of companies tax - 25%
Austria reduced capital gain tax rate for Individuals - 50%
Austria average tax rate for Individuals - 25%
Austria consolidated tax returns - 50%
Austria maximum social security tax rate for Employer - 21.9%
Austria maximum social security tax rate for Employee - 18.2%
Austria Deduction of Tax at Source on Dividend - 25%
Austria Deduction of Tax at Source on Royalties - 20%
Austria standard V.A.T. rate - 20%
Austria reduced V.A.T. rate - 10%

Austria Universities

University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria - 8,427 Students
Danube University Krems, Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria, Austria - 5,049 students
St. Polten University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Poelten / Capital of Lower Austria, Austria - 1,572 students
University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria - 1,600 students
University of Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria - 22,000 students
Medical University of Graz, Graz, Styria, Austria - 4726 students
FH Joanneum, Graz, Austria - 2,800 students
University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria - 21,001 students
Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria - 3.800 students
MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria - 2.500 students
Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Linz, Austria - 13,700 students
Catholic-Theological Private University Linz, Linz, Austria - 500 students
Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama, and Dance, Linz, Austria - 800 students
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria - 85,000 students
Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Vienna, Austria - 15,579 students
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria - 21,766 students
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria - 1,800 students
PEF Private University of Management Vienna, Vienna, Austria - 180 students
Sigmund Freud University Vienna, Vienna & Paris, Austria & France - 400 students
MODUL University Vienna, Vienna, Austria - 250 students
Lauder Business School, Vienna, Austria - 240 students

Austria Religions

Austria Roman Catholic Population is 73.6%
Austria Protestant Population is 4.7%
Austria Muslim Population is 4.2%
Austria Jewish population is 0.11%
Austria Other Population is 3.5%
Austria Unspecified Population is 2.0%
Austria None Population is 17.1%
Austria Hinduism Population is 0.15%
Austria Islam Population is 4.22 %

Austria States

Burgenland State, Austria - Population 280,350
Carinthia State, Austria - Population 560,753
Lower Austria State, Austria - Population 1,588,545
Upper Austria State, Austria - Population 1,405,986
Salzburg State, Austria - Population 529,085
Styria State, Austria - Population 1,203,986
Tyrol State, Austria - Population 698,472
Vorarlberg State, Austria - Population 364,611
Vienna State, Austria - Population 1,660,534

Austria Government

Austria's parliament is located in Vienna. It is the capital and the largest city of Austria. Austria became a federal, parliamentary, democratic republic through the Federal Constitution of 1920. In 1945 the country was reintroduced to the nine states of the Federal Republic. The Federal President is the head of state. He is elected directly by popular vote. The chairman of the Federal Government is the Federal Chancellor. He is appointed by the president of the country. Legislative and Executive courts are third column of Austrian state powers.

Austria Economy

Austria GDP rank was12th in the world. Tourism also play big role in the Austrian GDP. Austria is the member in the EU. Austria economy has social market with great standards. As of 2004 the Austria was 4th wealthiest state in the EU. The country economy is based on agriculture, industries, mining, services and tourism. In 1990 the private business are stated in the country. In 1995 the economy is very developed by the entering in European Union. The agricultural crops are dairy products, grains, wine and potatoes. The natural resources are crude oil, natural gas, iron ore, cement and timber. Austria manufacturing outputs are chemicals, iron and steel and consumer items. Austria exports are timber, paper, machinery, chemicals and food items and imported items are vehicles, metals and fuels. Trading is the main service for Austria. In world Austria is the 6th trade associate with United States.

Austria Parks

Austria has six national parks. They are Donau-Auen National Park, Gesause National Park, Hohe Tauern National Park, Kalkalpen National Park, Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park, Nockberge National Park and Thayatal National Park. These parks occupied 2.8% of the total area of Austria. The Danube-Auen National Park covers 93 square kilometres in Vienna and Lower Austria. It is one of the largest remaining floodplains of the Danube in Middle Europe. The Gesause National Park is located in west of the bend of Enns River in Upper Styria. These all parks are maintained by the Government of Austria.