Austria Facts

Austria

Austria, officially known as the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic and a landlocked country of roughly 8.5 million people in Central Europe. See the fact file below for more information about Austria.

Capital
Vienna

Population
8,169,929 (July 2002 est.)

Area
total: 83,858 sq km
water: 1,120 sq km
land: 82,738 sq km
(slightly smaller than Maine)

Location
landlocked country in central Europe (none of its borders are next to water)
borders Hungary and Slovakia (east), Liechtenstein and Switzerland (west),
borders Czech Republic and Germany (north), Slovenia and Italy (south)

Government
federal republic

Money
Euro (EUR); Austrian schilling (ATS)

Climate
temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain in lowlands
snow in mountains; cool summers with occasional showers

Languages
German