Countries of the EU: Austria

By Imaan Rizwan

Joining The EU

Austria officially joined the EU (European Union) in 1995. The European Union is a unique economic and political partnership between 28 countries that cover most of the continent of Europe. Austria was not a founder country of the EU.

History of Austria

Austria was not a part of another country. However when the Austrian empire collapsed Austria tried to join the German empire, even changed the name to German Austria in order to get accepted but were denied by the allies of the Treaty Of Versailles.

About Austria

The government type in Austria is a Federal Republic.

Location

Austria is located in Europe south of Czech Republic and north of the Adriatic Sea. It's east of Switzerland and west of Hungary.

Geography

Some of the physical features of Austria are the mountains of Alps, and the River Danube. The land allows a way to acces the pannonian plains and the river Danube leads to the Granite mountains.

Currency

The currency of Austria is the Euro but before joining the EU the currency used to be Schillings.

Facts

• The Austrian flag is one of the oldes national flags in the world. It was found during the third crusade.

• The sewing machine was invented by Joseph madersperger and Austrian

• the oldes zoological garden "teirgarten schönnbrun" is in Vienna.

Citations


"Austrian Currency and Exchange: Helpful Information." Austrian Currency and Exchange: Helpful Information. Google Translate, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.

"Austrian Currency and Exchange: Helpful Information." Austrian Currency and Exchange: Helpful Information. Google Translate, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.