Austria

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Austria on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Western Europe

Size – 83,870 km²

Geography – South & west mountainous (Alps) north & east flat

Language – German, Turkish, Serbian

Religion – 73.6% Roman Catholic, 4.7% Protestant, 12% no religion, 4.2% Islam, other religions

Monetary Unit – Euro

Natural Resources – oil, coal, lignite, timber, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, magnesite, tungsten, graphite, salt

Agriculture – grains, potatoes, sugar beets, wine, fruit; dairy products, cattle, pigs, poultry; lumber

Industry – construction, machinery, vehicles and parts, food, metals, chemicals, lumber and wood processing, paper and paperboard, communications equipment, tourism

Austria Map

Neighbouring Countries – Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland

Population – 8,223,062 (2014)

Population Growth Rate – 0.1%

Average Life Expectancy – 79.2

Capital City – Vienna (population 1.794.770)

Highest Mountain – Grossglockner (3,798 m)

Longest River – Danube (350 km – in Austria)

Climate – Warm summers  13°C to 26°C and  cold, wet, snowy winters -7°C to 11°C

Yearly Rainfall – 85 cm approx

 

Plant Life – 44% forest – beech, birch, oak, fir, larch, pine, alpine plants – edelweiss, gentian, alpine carnation, arnica, alpine rose, heather

Animal Life – chamois (rare), deer, hare, fox, badger, marten, rabbit

Bird Life – Alpine chough, grouse, marmot, partridge, pheasant, purple heron, spoonbill, avocet

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Austria. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/austria.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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