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Austria is a largely mountainous country in the Alps in Europe. It is a parlamentary democracy consisting of federal states. It is a member of the United Nations and the European Union.
Quick Facts
Location: Central
Language: German
Capital: Vienna
Government: Federal
Population: 8.2 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: GMT+1
Phone code: +43
Internet TLD: .at

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Major Cities
Vienna 1.6 million
Graz 240,000
Linz 190,000
Salzburg 145,000
Innsbruck 115,000
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Austria Travel & Vacation Guide
Vienna and Salzburg impress the visitor with their musical tradition, art life and splendid architecture. Famous Austrian Alpine ski resorts are calling for skiing, snowboard and other winter sports.

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Austria Transportation
The main airport in Austria is Vienna (Schwechat) but other major cities have their own airports as well. Austria has an advanced rail network. Both train and bus travel are efficient ways of getting around. There is an extensive road and motorway network. To use motorways you must have a valid a sticker (vignette).

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History of Austria
Once the center of the large and powerful Habsburg Monarchy, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. It was annexed by Germany and later occupied by the Allies in World War II. Austria's independence and neutrality was declared in 1955. Became a member of the European Union in 1995.

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Austria Weather
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