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Austria - Facts and Information

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Short Name: Austria

Long Name: Republic of Austria

Short Name (local): Oesterreich

Long Name (local): Republik Oesterreich

Member of European Union: Yes, 1995

International Dialing Code: +43

Capital City: Vienna

National Tourist Office: Austrian National Tourist Office

Foreign Embassies in Austria: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.

Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.

Nationality: Noun - Austrian(s), Adjective - Austrian

Government Type: Federal republic

Ethnic Groups: German 88.5%, indigenous minorities 1.5% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Roma), recent immigrant groups 10% (includes Turks, Bosnians, Serbians, Croatians) (2001)

Religions: Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 0.1%, none 17.4%

Languages: German (official nationwide), Slovene (official in Carinthia), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Hungarian (official in Burgenland)

Monetary Unit: 1 Euro = 100 cents

Area: 83,870 sq km slightly smaller than Maine

Climate: temperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers

Population: 8,174,762 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 0.95 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 40 years, male 38.8 years, female 41.2 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy:78.87 years, male 76 years, female 81.89 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: 0.14% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: 2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Population Below Poverty Line: 3.9% (1999)

Unemployment Rate: 4.4% (2003 est.)

Gross National Income: US$26,720 (2003, World Bank)

Export Commodities: Machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, paper and paperboard, metal goods, chemicals, iron and steel; textiles, foodstuffs

Export Partners: Germany 31.9%, Italy 9.6%, Switzerland 5.2%, US 4.9%, France 4.8%, UK 4.7% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, metal goods, oil and oil products; foodstuffs

Import Partners: Germany 43.2%, Italy 6.7%, Hungary 5.4%, Switzerland 5%, Netherlands 4.2% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: Oil, coal, lignite, timber, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, magnesite, tungsten, graphite, salt, hydropower

Public Television: ORF

Public Radio: ORF


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