Austria

Austria

• Location: Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia
• Austrian Land Size : 82,444 sq km
• Austrian Climate / Weather : temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers
• Austrian Population : 8,174,762 (July 2004 est.)
• Austrian Capital City: Vienna
• Main Austrian Industries : construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, chemicals, lumber and wood processing, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, tourism
• Austrian Agricultural products : grains, potatoes, sugar beets, wine, fruit;dairy products, cattle, pigs, poultry; lumber
• Austrian Currency : euro (EUR)
• Languages of Austria:German (official nationwide), Slovene (official in Carinthia), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Hungarian (official in Burgenland)
• Religions of Austria:Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12% (2001 census)
• Austria is a federal republic state with a parliamentary democracy, consisting of 9 independent federal regions.