Austria is officially known as the Republic of Austria, Austria is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe.
Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy and Composes of nine federated states, The capital and largest city is Vienna with a population exceeding 1.8 million.
Austria occupies an area of 83,879 km2 and has a population of nearly 9 million people. While Austrian German is the country’s official language, many Austrians communicate informally in a variety of Bavarian dialects.
Austria was a prefecture of Bavaria created in 976. The word “Austria” is a Latinisation of the German name and was first recorded in the 12th century.
Austria’s highest point is Grossglockner mountain, with a height of 3,798 m.
Austria’s 1955 State Treaty declared the country “permanently neutral” as a condition of Soviet military withdrawal.
Austria Stats and Facts
Austria’s Brief Timeline History
|1918||End of the Hapsburg empire.|
|1919||The Treaty of St Germain defines Austria’s boundaries.|
|1938||Germany absorbs Austria|
|1945||A provisional government is established in Austria|
|1955||Austria becomes independent again.|
|1995||Austria joins the EU|
An Austrian passport is issued to citizens of Austria to facilitate international travel. Every Austrian citizen is also a citizen of the European Union.
The Austrian passport currently ranks 5th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 192 countries.