Facts and figures

Size: 83,871 sq km (32,382 sq mi)

Population: 8.7 million (2016)

Official language: German (Minority languages: Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Roman)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Capital city: Vienna

Provinces of Austria: Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Styria, Tyrol, Carinthia, Salzburg, Vorarlberg, Burgenland

Largest cities: Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck

Religions: Roman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant (Lutheran) 3.6%, Muslim 4%, unaffiliated 20%, other 11%

Climate: mild summers with occasional heat waves, cooler in Alpine areas; cool, cloudy, wet winters (snow in Alpine areas)

Neighbouring countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland

Famous Austrians: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer), Sigmund Freud (Psychiatrist), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Governor and Actor), Erwin Schrödinger (Physicist), Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosopher), Maria Theresia (Queen regnant), Lise Meitner (Physicist), Ernst Mach (Physicist), Elfriede Jelinek (Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature), Berta von Suttner (Pacifist, First Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize), Friedrich von Hayek (Economist), Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Arnold Schönberg, Anton Bruckner (Composers), Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt (Painters), ....

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