AUSTRIA

Euroupean Geography

Austria (Intro)


    The country Austria, its capitol is Vienna. The location of Austria is central Europe, north Italy and Slovenia bordering Czech republic. The Major language from Austria is German by (98 %). Austria has a federal republic type of government. The population averagely in their government is estimated 8,174,762 (July - ). This country is rated for their average age as by rank (total) - 6 (years) is ranked as 44.3.

Geographical Landmarks (top 3)

Grossglockner Alpine Road is a panoramic road which takes you up to the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe Visitor Center. From there, you get the unobstructed view of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner. The Grossglockner Alpine Road is a toll road, but the fabulous high alpine scenery more than makes up for the expenses. The road is normally open from the beginning of May to the end of October.

Geographical Landmarks (top 2)

Another great tourist spot is Hallstatt, a small village in the Salzkammergut region, famous for its salt production. As salt has long been a desired commodity used to preserve and provide flavor to food, the village has a long-standing history of wealth and prestige. The wealth accumulated from the salt industry transformed it into a glamorous baroque village. Visit Hörnerwerk cavern’s subterranean salt lake and see the prehistoric man preserved in salt. Truly one of the most unique places in Austria, you must experience Hallstatt.

Geographical Landmarks (top 1)

Last on the list is Schönbrunn Palace, one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. Comparable in grandeur to Versailles, this 1,441 room palace was built between 1696 and 1712 at the request of Emperor Leopold I and turned into the imperial summer palace by Maria Theresa. The Palace Park offers a lot of attractions, such as the Privy Garden, the oldest zoo in the world, a maze and labyrinth, and a marble summerhouse situated on top of a 60 meter high hill.

Austria average temperature's


East: Pannonian climate with a continental influence – low precipitation, hot summers but only moderately cold winters.
Alpine Region: Alpine climate - high precipitation (except inner Alpine valley regions such as the upper Inntal), short summers, long winters.
Remainder of the country: transient climate influenced by the Atlantic (in the West) and a continental influence in the South-east. Before starting your walk or hike in the mountains please inform yourself about the weather conditions, danger of avalanges or route conditions. Warnings of locals should not be disregarded.
Travel times:
The best time for hiking and walking tours or to visit a city is from April to October. The peak season for summer vacation is July and August. The best time to enjoy your winter vacation is from December to March.
Temperatures:
Summer up to 95 degree Fahrenheit / average: 68 degree Fahrenheit
Winter up to - 4 degree Fahrenheit / average: 32 degree Fahrenheit

Austria (Type of government)

The Austrian Federal Government

The Cabinet is entrusted with the highest administrative duties of the Republic of Austria. The Cabinet is composed of the Federal Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, and the other Federal Ministers. As a collegiate branch of government it executes only those duties which have been expressly entrusted to it by law (or upon decree by the Federal President). All other governmental duties reside with the ministers of the responsible ministry. The Cabinet’s most important constitutional responsibility is its function to pass bills. The Cabinet passes resolutions unanimously. There is no majority decision making.(federal Goverment)

Austria (major religions)




About 78% of the people are roman catholic; 5% belong to the Lutheran Church (Ausburger and Helvetic confessions); and 17% belong to other or no religious groups, including Islam (2%). The Jewish community stands at about 0.09% of the population; Eastern Orthodox(Russian, Greek, Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian) at 1.5%; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) and the New Apostolic Church, 0.2% each; the\syrian Church, the Armenia Apostolic Church, the Methodist Church of Austria, and the Buddhist community, all under 0.1% each. These are the only religions that are officially recognized. About 2% claim membership in nonrecognized faiths. More than 8% of Austrians profess atheism. A number of groups defined as "sects" by the government are active in the country, including the Church of Scientology and the Uni faction Church.

1. Austria (food) 2. majors sports 3. family traditoins

1. Vienna, Austria has many recipes, but mos of them are cooked with a delicious fish. 2. Sport is widely practiced in Austria both in professional and amateur competitions. The most popular sports are association football, alpine skiing and ice hockey.3.The family forms the basis of the Austrian social structure . The family is generally small and, due to lack of migration, generally closely knit within a certain town or village...etc..

INTERESTING FACTS ...

1.Modern austria is the german-speaking part of the austrian (later Austro-hungarian) Empire ruled by habsburg family from 1526 to 1918.

  1. 2.The National flag of Austria consists of three equal horizontal stripes, coloured red, white and red. It is the second oldest flag in the world, having been in use since the year 1230. A well-known Austrian legend suggests that the flag design was invented by Duke Leopold V of Austria, after fighting the Siege of Acre.

  2. 3. (Native animals) The following animals are from the native of Austria, fallow deer, wild boar, great bustard,and Black eagle.

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