Austria

By: Krista Lopez

Country Basics

Country Name: Austria

Capital of Country: Vienna

The meaning of the flag is that the colors are taken from the legend of Duke Leopold V that when they had the battle of Ptolmais a strip of white was separating two blood soaked strips of red.

Geography

Austria is in Europe and the countries that surround it are: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

The major landforms in Austria is the Alps, Bavarian, Carnic, and Otztaler ranges.

The major landmarks in Austria are mountain villages, baroque city architecture, and rugged Alpine Terrain.

The major bodies of water are: Neusiedlersee, Atersee, Traunsee, and Halstättersee.

The environment has affected citizens lives in Austria by having Austrian have to make laws and start a green party to keep the environment clean. Example of human environment interaction is the green party they started.

Austria's Government

Austria's government is a Federal Republic government.

The leader is President Heinz Fischer.

The leader is chosen by an absolute majority vote through a two-round system. The Chancellor is appointed by the president.

The rights of the citizens are: proof of employment or self-employment in Austria, sufficient health insurance for themselves and their relatives, sufficient means to live on, documents stating completion of training at school or educational institution, and etc.

The responsibilities of the citizens are: (government) Austrian Citizenship Act says that the government can award someone that is not native to Austria with citizenship, (citizen) has to present money to the government of Austria (taxes), and etc.

Austria's Economy

-I think Austria is a rich country because their GDP is: 396.8 billion.

-For money Austria uses Euros

-Austria's main export is : machinery, equipment, motor vehicles, parts, paper, paper board, metal goods, chemicals, iron, steel, textiles, and foodstuff.

-Life expectancy: 80.94 years

-Birth Rate: 9 births per year

-Literacy Rate: 98%

-Drinking Water Source: dwell, yard, plot; public tap, or standpipe; tube well, or borehole, protected dug well, rainwater collection, and/or protected spring.

Austria's Culture

Still Austrian Culture

The main religions are Roman Catholic and Catholic.

Roman Catholics and Catholics believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God (some believe that Roman Catholics don't believe what Catholics believe saying that the Roman Catholics are a false religion.

A popular food in Austria is the Wiener Schnitzel and that is made out of veal.

Austria's Climate

-In the low lands of Austria there are colder winters and hotter summers, elsewhere they still have colder winters but they have longer warmer summers.

-The average yearly rainfall in Austria is 1,110 mm.

-The average yearly temperature in Austria is 5* C and 41* F.

-The climate effects the availability of resources including water, biodiversity, and etc. by the water is getting scarce at high altitudes, the biodiversity will be more substantial in smaller areas.

History

After the fall of the Roman-empire which Austria was involved in, the invasion of Bavarians and Slavic Avars affected Austria's current condition by encouraging Christianity.

The empire of Austria and kingdom of Hungary were duel jurisdiction until Franz Joseph I, who ruled until his death expanded the empire/kingdom to: German, Czech, Romanian, Serbian, and many other lands. This affects Austria's condition today by not still being connected to Hungary.

Comare and Contrast- Food

USA Food- Hotdogs, Hamburgers Cheeseburgers, French fries, and etc.

Austria Food- Beef, Pork, Geese, Chicken, Wiener Schnitzel, and etc.

Some similarities between Austrian and American food is: chicken, beef, pork, and sausage.

Some Differences between Austrian and American food is: Wiener Schnitzel, Knödel, ham, and turkey.