Austria Country Profile


Austria Country Profile

Austria is officially known as the Republic of Austria, Austria is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe.

Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy composed of nine federated states, The capital and largest city are Vienna with a population exceeding 1.8 million.

Austria occupies an area of 83,879 km2 and has a population of nearly 9 million people. While Austrian German is the country’s official language, many Austrians communicate informally in a variety of Bavarian dialects.

Austria was a prefecture of Bavaria created in 976. The word “Austria” is a Latinisation of the German name and was first recorded in the 12th century.

Austria’s highest point is Grossglockner Mountain, with a height of 3,798 m.

Austria’s 1955 State Treaty declared the country “permanently neutral” as a condition of Soviet military withdrawal.

Austria Stats and Facts

Population8.956 million (2021)
Area83,871 km²
Gross domestic product480.4 billion USD (2021)
Median age43.5 years

Austria’s Brief Timeline History

1918End of the Hapsburg empire.
1919The Treaty of St Germain defines Austria’s boundaries.
1938Germany absorbs Austria
1945A provisional government is established in Austria
1955Austria becomes independent again.
1995Austria joins the EU


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Austria is a landlocked country located in central Europe. Austria has a diverse economy, with major industries including tourism, machinery, and food products.

Austria Passport

An Austrian passport is issued to citizens of Austria to facilitate international travel. Every Austrian citizen is also a citizen of the European Union.

The Austrian passport currently ranks 5th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 192 countries

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Austrian passport

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Austria Country Profile
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